28 January 2011 04:17 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s SKC Corp is planning to take its Ulsan-based propylene oxide (PO)/styrene monomer (SM) plant off line in June for 10–14 days of maintenance, a company source said on Friday.
The PO/SM unit, which has a nameplate capacity of 180,000 tonnes/year of PO, was currently operating at full capacity, he added.
Meanwhile, SKC also has plans to shut its 100,000 tonne/year hydrogen peroxide-to-PO (HPPO) facility at the same site for three to four days in June to recycle its catalyst, according to the source.
The HPPO unit was running at around 70–80% because of “a lack of raw material”, the source said without providing further details.
Other PO/SM producers in Asia include Ningbo ZRCC Lyondell Chemical (NZLC), CNOOC & Shell Petrochemicals Co (CSPC) and Nihon Oxirane.
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