South Korea's Samsung Total sets May turnaround for PE, PP units

27 December 2010 08:36  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Samsung Total Petrochemicals plans to shut its polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) plants at Daesan in early May for maintenance, with each plant scheduled to be off line for two to four weeks, a source close to the company said on Monday.

Samsung Total Petrochemicals’ two PP plants with a combined capacity of 840,000 tonnes/year would be shut in early May for four weeks, the source said.

Its 110,000 tonne/year low density PE/ethylene vinyl acetate (LDPE/EVA) swing plant would be shut for around three weeks, and its 170,000 tonne/year high density PE (HDPE) and 126,000 tonne/year linear low density PE (LLDPE) units will be shut for about two weeks, he added.

The producer could not be reached for comment.

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