S Korea's LG Chem Daesan SM plant shut for turnaround

22 August 2012 03:43  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--LG Chem's 160,000 tonne/year styrene monomer (SM) unit in Daesan, South Korea, is currently shut for turnaround and is expected to resume operations next week, a company source said on Wednesday.

The facility was shut on 10 August instead of 1 August as initially planned, the source said without stating the reason for the delay in the plant's turnaround schedule.

“The shutdown will last around 20 days, so the plant is slated to restart in late August,” the source said.

LG Chem, a major SM producer in South Korea, operates two other SM plants in Yeochun – a 200,000 tonne/year unit and a 300,000 tonne/year unit.

Other Korean SM producers include Samsung Total Petrochemical, Honam Petrochemical and SK Energy.

By: Clive Ong
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