S Korea’s LG Chem to expand ethylene dichloride, caustic soda units

27 June 2011 10:03  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s LG Chem is scheduled to complete the capacity expansions of its ethylene dichloride (EDC) and caustic soda plants at Yeosu by the end of 2012, a company source said on Monday.

“We will begin commercial production in early 2013,” the source added.

LG Chem will expand its EDC plant capacity to 575,000 tonnes/year from the current capacity of 275,000 tonnes/year.

The capacity of its caustic soda unit will be ramped up from 230,000 dry metric tonnes (dmt)/year to 500,000 dmt/year.

Together with China’s Tianjin Bohai Chemical Industry Group, LG Chem is a major stakeholder in Tianjin LG Bohai Chemical, which operates a 280,000 dmt/year caustic soda facility at Tianjin in China.

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By: Feliana Widjaja

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