S Korea’s LG Chem to shut 760,000 tonne/year cracker from 15 Mar

08 February 2011 05:02  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea's LG Chem will shut its 760,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker in Daesan for turnaround and expansion works from 15 March, a company source said on Tuesday.

The cracker is expected to be taken off line for a month and its ethylene capacity will be increased to around 900,000 tonnes/year after the debottlenecking work. 

LG Chem also runs a 1m tonne/year naphtha cracker in Yeosu.

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By: Felicia Loo

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