S Korea Hanwha Chem shuts oxos unit on a technical issue

05 July 2012 11:37  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korean Hanwha Chemical has shut its oxo-alcohols plant on 3 July because of a technical problem, a company source said on Thursday.

The Yeosu unit has a nameplate capacity of 110,000 tonnes/year of 2-ethyl hexanol (2-EH) and 10,000 tonnes/year of n-butanol (NBA).

“We had to shut down our 2EH plant on Tuesday this week because of a technical problem. We will restart our plant after the checks are finished,” the source said.

“We expect the shutdown to last three to five days,” he added.

The source said the shutdown had tightened oxo-alcohols inventory but the company will continue to supply spot cargoes.

By: Su Yeen Cheong
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