S Korea's LG Chem to shut Daesan cracker in mid-March '11

14 October 2010 06:06  [Source: ICIS news]

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SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--South Korea's LG Chem plans to shut its 760,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker in Daesan for turnaround and expansion works in the middle of March 2011, a company source said on Thursday.

The cracker is expected to be taken off line for a month, said the source, who added that the ethylene capacity would be increased to around 900,000 tonnes/year after the debottlenecking work.

LG Chem also runs a 1m tonne/year naphtha cracker in Yeosu, which is not slated for maintenance next year, he added.

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