S Korea’s DMMA plans to shut Yeosu MMA, MAA units in October

30 September 2011 04:53  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Daesan MMA (DMMA) plans to shut its 90,000 tonne/year methyl methacrylate (MMA) plant and its two methacrylic acid (MAA) lines at Yeosu on 18 October for a 10-day turnaround, a company source said on Friday.

Each of the two MAA lines has an 8,000 tonne/year capacity. One of these lines started commercial operations in end-August and is currently running at 90-95%, the source said.

DMMA also operates a 50,000 tonne/year polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) plant at the same site that is currently running at 100%, the source said.

The company is a joint venture between Japan’s Mitsubishi Rayon Co (MRC) and South Korea’s Honam Petrochemical Corp (HPC).

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By: Junie Lin

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