South Korea’s SKC to shut HPPO plant in August for maintenance

20 July 2012 08:56  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s SKC Corp is planning to shut its 100,000 tonne/year hydrogen peroxide-to-propylene oxide (HPPO) plant in Ulsan for maintenance in early August, a company source said on Friday.

The plant will be shut for two months for debottlenecking and its propylene oxide (PO) capacity will be ramped up to 130,000 tonnes/year, the source added.

Meanwhile, the company’s 175,000 tonne/year PO/styrene monomer (SM) plant located at the same site will stay fully operational, according to the company source.

Since the demand for PO remains weak, the shutdown will only have a limited impact on the market, a market source said.


By: Vikki Shen

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