South Korea’s LG Chem restarts Yeosu chlor-alkali facility

12 April 2012 10:55  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s LG Chemical will restart its chlor-alkali facility in Yeosu by 12 April after undergoing a turnaround since 3 April this year, a source close to the company said on Thursday.

The chlor-alkali facility in Yeosu consists of a 275,000 tonne/year ethylene dichloride (EDC) plant, vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) units with capacities of 750,000 tonne/year each as well as a 230,000 dry metric tonne/year caustic soda plant.

The EDC and caustic soda units at Yeosu are currently undergoing expansion works that is slated to be completed by the end of this year.

LG Chem will expand its EDC plant capacity to 575,000 tonnes/year while the capacity of its caustic soda unit will be ramped up to 500,000 dmt/year.

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By: Feliana Widjaja

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