22 October 2010 11:08 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Yeochun NCC Co (YNCC) will take off line its No 2 benzene, toluene, xylene (BTX) unit at around mid-November for a week for catalyst regeneration, a source close to the company said on Friday.
The Yeosu-based facility produces 120,000 tonnes/year of benzene, 60,000 tonnes/year of toluene and 40,000 tonnes/year of solvent-grade xylene.
YNCC runs two other aromatics units at the same complex, which it would operate at 100% in November, the source added.
The majority of cracker operators in this region have been running their plants at near full steam for most of the year, backed by strong margins due to a wide spread between naphtha and aromatics.
Other key aromatics producers in South Korea include SK Energy Co and GS Caltex Corp.
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