South Korea’s KPX keeps TDI unit shut on Typhoon Bolaven

28 August 2012 11:22  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s KPX Chemical has delayed resuming production at its 50,000 tonne/year toluene di-isocyante (TDI) plant in Yeosu to later this week, partly due to power supply disruptions as Typhoon Bolaven pounded the Korean peninsula, company sources said on Tuesday.

There were no damages to the plant itself.

The TDI plant was originally scheduled to be restarted on Tuesday after a week-long maintenance.

The company might postpone its September price discussions with its customers in overseas markets such as China, Hong Kong and southeast Asia because of lower-than-expected inventory levels, the sources said.

KPX has two other 50,000 tonne/year TDI plants in Yeosu, with one operating at full capacity, while the other has been shut for the past few months because of weak market conditions.

By: Jingyi Chan
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