Corrected: S Korea’s Honam starts up new Yesou PE, PP plants in early April

19 January 2012 04:08  [Source: ICIS news]

Correction: In the ICIS news story headlined " S Korea’s Honam starts up new Yesou PE, PP plants in early April" dated 19 January 2012, please read in the second paragraph ... 200,000 tonne/year ... instead of ... 300,000 tonne/year ... and in the third paragraph … 600,000 tonne/year … instead of … 700,000 tonne/year. A corrected story follows.

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Honam Petrochemical plans to conduct trial production at its new polymer facilities at Yeosu in early April, a company source said on Thursday.

The facilities consist of a 200,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant and a 250,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant, the source said.

Honam Petrochemical will have a total capacity of 600,000 tonne/year of PP and 620,000 tonnes/year of HDPE at Yeosu when the new facilities come on stream, he said.

The company has an existing 400,000 tonne/year PP plant and a 370,000 tonne/year HDPE plant at the site.

The producer also has operations in Daesan, where it has two PP plants with a combined capacity of 550,000 tonnes/year, a 160,000 tonne/year low density PE/ethylene vinyl acetate (LDPE/EVA) swing plant and a 320,000 tonne/year linear LDPE plant at Daesan, the source said.

By: Chow Bee Lin
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