S Korea’s Taekwang Industrial shuts propane dehydrogenation unit

06 May 2011 10:20  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Taekwang Industrial has shut down its propane dehydrogenation unit in Ulsan earlier this week for machinery and equipment checks, a source close to the company said on Friday.

The propane dehydrogenation plant, which can produce 250,000 tonnes/year of propylene, was taken off line on 5 May, he said.

The source was unable to confirm when the plant will resume operations and did not provide further details.

Market sources said that production issues had forced Taekwang Industrial to run the plant at reduced rates last week. The sources were unable to provide any figures.

Taekwang Industrial also operates a derivative 250,000 tonne/year acrylonitrile (ACN) plant at the same site.

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