South Korea’s LG MMA to restart Yeosu No 2 MMA line in Sept

19 August 2011 07:06  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korean producer LG MMA expects to restart its 50,000 tonne/year No 2 methyl methacrylate (MMA) line at Yeosu on 1-2 September, a company source said on Friday.

The plant was shut for two weeks, starting on 16 August, for a catalyst replacement, he added.

The company originally scheduled to shut the line for two weeks in June, the source added.

The shutdown will have a limited impact on the domestic market, as end-user demand in Korea is weak, said market players.

LG MMA has three production lines at the Yeosu site that have a combined capacity of 176,000 tonnes/year.

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By: Junie Lin

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