06 December 2011 07:56 [Source: ICIS news]
“We shut our No 1 PIA and No 3 PTA plants after the power failure, and lowered the operating rates at the 350,000 tonne/year No 2 PTA at the same site,” the source said.
However, KP Chemicals is still running its 775,000 tonne/year paraxylene plant and 230,000 tonne/year orthoxylene units at the same site, another company source said.
The company was concerned about possible shortage of feedstock becuase power was disrupted in Ulsan area which also houses SK Energy's petrochemical plants.
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