S Korea’s LG Chem to start up acrylic acid/butyl acrylate line

14 December 2011 07:32  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s LG Chem is aiming to start up a new acrylic acid (AA)/butyl acrylate (butyl-A) line at Yeosu in June 2012, a company source said on Wednesday.

The new line will have a nameplate capacity of 160,000 tonnes/year, added the source, without disclosing the exact production capacities of AA and butyl-A.

After starting up the line, LG Chem will own and operate a total of four AA and acrylic esters lines at its Yeosu petrochemical complex, the source said.

The source declined to comment on the production capacities of the existing three AA and acrylic esters lines.

According to a source familiar with LG Chem’s operations, the company can currently produce 80,000-90,000 tonnes of butyl-A, 30,000 tonnes of methyl acrylate (methyl-A), 30,000 tonnes of ethyl acrylate (ethyl-A) and 30,000-40,000 tonnes of 2-ethylhexyl acrylate (2-EHA).

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By: Quintella Koh
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