Honam’s Daesan PP units due for Nov shutdown, new grade test

29 October 2010 04:45  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Honam Petrochemical plans to shut its polypropylene (PP) facilities in Daesan in November for maintenance and trial production of a new PP grade, a company source said on Friday.

The producer has two PP plants at Daesan with a combined capacity of 550,000 tonnes/year, the source said, adding he did not know which unit would be shut for the new grade testing.

The source said he expected each plant to be down for less than five days sometimes this month but could not specify a date when they would be taken off line.

Honam Petrochemical would be trial producing its SB520 grade, a random PP copolymer used in extrusion and blow moulding applications, the source said.

The company already produces this grade at its 380,000 tonne/year plant in Yeosu, he added.

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