17 April 2012 09:34 [Source: ICIS news]
The chlor-alkali facility in Yeosu consists of a 275,000 tonne/year ethylene dichloride (EDC) plant; a vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) unit and a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) units, with capacities of 750,000 tonne/year each, and; a 230,000 dry metric tonne (dmt)/year caustic soda plant.
The facility went through an earlier turnaround period on 3-12 April, the source said.
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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