South Korea’s LG Chem to shut Yeosu chlor-alkali facility in July

17 April 2012 09:34  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s LG Chemical plans to shut its chlor-alkali facility in Yeosu in July for around 15 days of maintenance, a source close to the company said on Tuesday.

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.

The EDC and caustic soda units at Yeosu are currently undergoing expansion works due for completion 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.

By: Feliana Widjaja

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