21 October 2011 07:06 [Source: ICIS news]
Aekyung Petrochemical has been operating the plant at 50% of capacity since mid-September.
“The situation is dire. We have resorted to operating the plant on some days and completely shutting the plant [on other days],” said the source.
Under normal circumstances, a DOP plant has to operate at around 80% of capacity in order to break even.
DOP is used as a plasticiser for polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The demand for PVC has been weak because
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