24 January 2011 11:18 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korean aromatics and styrene monomer (SM) producer Samsung Total is expected to start a scheduled turnaround at a Daesan-based benzene unit at the end of April, an industry source said on Monday.
The 280,000 tonne/year benzene unit would be down for a month and the shutdown was in line with a turnaround at the company’s downstream SM unit, the source added.
The company also operates a 470,000 tonne/year benzene plant in Daesan that would not have any scheduled shutdown this year, the source said.
Samsung Total uses all its benzene supply for SM production.
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