S Korea’s Honam Petchem to shut Daesan PE, PP units in Oct '11

06 December 2010 08:57  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Honam Petrochemical plans to shut its polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) plants at Daesan, South Korea, in October next year for a month-long turnaround, company sources said on Monday.

The maintenance would be carried out at two PP plants with a combined capacity of 550,000 tonnes/year, its only ethylene vinyl acetate/low density PE (EVA/LDPE) swing unit with a 160,000 tonne/year capacity and its sole linear low density PE (LLDPE) plant of 320,000 tonne/year capacity, the sources said.

Honam’s EVA and LDPE output catered mainly to the domestic market, but it was a key exporter of LLDPE to China, industry sources said.

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