S Korea’a Aekyung to shut two PA lines for catalyst change in April

30 December 2011 03:29  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Aekyung is planning to shut down two of its phthalic anhydride (PA) lines in Ulsan for 15 to 20 days in April, a company source said on Friday.

“Both plants will be shut as we need to change their catalysts,” said the source.

Aekyung operates five fully owned PA plants at it Ulsan petrochemical complex.

The PA lines that will be shut are its 20,000 tonne/year and 50,000 tonne/year lines. The 20,000 tonne/year line is internally known as “P-2”, while the 50,000 tonne/year line is internally classified as “P-5”.

The company’s three other PA lines, “P-3” with a nameplate capacity of 20,000 tonne/year, “P-7” with a nameplate capacity of 50,000 tonne/year and “P-10” with a nameplate capacity of 50,000 tonne/year will operate at 100% of capacity in April.

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By: Quintella Koh
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