S Korea's Kumho to shut styrenic units in October for maintenance

28 August 2012 08:50  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea's Kumho Petrochemical Corp (KKPC) plans to shut its styrenic units in Ulsan for maintenance in October, a source close to the company said on Tuesday.

“The shutdown is likely to commence in mid October and will last for around 10 days,” the source added.

KKPC operates a 250,000 tonne/year acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) unit, a 50,000 tonne/year styrene-acrylonitrile (SAN) and a 200,000 tonne/year polystyrene (PS) unit.

Other styrenics producers in South Korea include LG Chem, Cheil Samsung and BASF.

($1 = €0.80)

By: Clive Ong
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