S Korea’s Samsung Total to shut SM units in end-April

31 March 2011 04:12  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Samsung Total Petrochemical plans to shut its two styrene monomer (SM) lines at Daesan at the end of April for maintenance, a company source said on Thursday.

The 280,000 tonne/year No 1 and 650,000 tonne/year No 2 lines will be shut for about a month, the source said.

“The units are scheduled to restart in late May," the source added.

Other SM producers in Korea include LG Chem, SK Energy and Honam Petrochemical.

For more information on SM, visit ICIS chemical intelligence

By: Clive Ong
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