S Korea’s LG Chem restarts Yeosu phenol-acetone, BPA plants

09 March 2012 07:21  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s LG Chem restarted its phenol-acetone and downstream bisphenol-A (BPA) plants at Yeosu on 8 March, a company source said on Friday.

The phenol-acetone plant and its downstream No 1 and No 2 BPA lines were shut on 3 March because of feedstock propylene supply issues, the source said.

The phenol-acetone plant, which can produce 300,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 180,000 tonnes/year of acetone, is currently running at 100%, the source said.

Its 150,000 tonne/year No 1 BPA line has resume full operation, the source said. The 150,000 tonne/year No 2 BPA unit is ramping up production, with full operation anticipated next week, the source added.

By: Liu Xin
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