South Korea's Hanwha to shut VCM line at Yeosu

11 August 2011 11:02  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Hanwha Chemical Corp plans to shut one line at its 360,000 tonne/year vinyl chloride (monomer) (VCM) plant at Yeosu at the end of September for 20 days, a company source said on Thursday.

The company will shut the 170,000 tonne/year line for maintenance, while the 190,000 tonne/year line will continue to operate at full capacity during the period, the source added.

VCM supply is expected to be tight in September as a result of scheduled plant turnarounds in northeast Asia, market sources said.

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By: Feliana Widjaja

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