S Korea’s KPIC to shut Onsan cracker for repairs on 22 April

17 April 2012 08:56  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Korea Petrochemical Industry Co (KPIC) will shut its 470,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker at Onsan on 22 April for mechanical repairs, a company source said on Tuesday.

The cracker is expected to resume operations on 30 April, the source said.

KPIC’s three derivative high density polyethylene (HDPE) lines in Onsan – with a combined capacity of 530,000 tonnes/year – will also be taken off line during the same period as the cracker shutdown, the source added.

By: Peh Soo Hwee
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