S Korea's LG Chem runs Yeosu PE plant at 100% after brief outage

28 August 2012 09:30  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--LG Chem shut one of its polyethylene (PE) plants at Yeosu, South Korea for about two hours this morning because of a brief power outage, but production at the plant was raised back to 100% shortly after it resumed production, a company source said on Tuesday.

The source declined to say which of the company’s PE plants at Yeosu was shut.

LG Chem runs a 160,000 tonne/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) and a 300,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant at Yeosu.

The company’s 1m tonne/year naphtha cracker in Yeosu was not affected by typhoon rains, he added.

Typhoon Bolaven has caused heavy rains and strong winds in southern and western parts of South Korea after passing through Japan’s Okinawa on Monday.

Additional reporting by Felicia Loo

By: Chow Bee Lin
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