S Korea's KKPC plans synthetic rubber plants maintenance in Oct

27 September 2012 06:29  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Korea Kumho Petrochemical Co (KKPC), Asia’s largest synthetic rubber producer, has scheduled plant maintenance from 10 October, a company source said on Thursday.

“We will conduct three-week shutdown at the synthetic rubber plants,” the source said.

KKPC operates a 480,000 tonnes/year styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) plant in Ulsan, 50,000 tonnes/year nitrile rubber (NBR) unit in Ulsan and a 330,000 tonne/year butadiene rubber (BR) plant in Yeosu.

The shutdowns are to tighten supply in October and underpin synthetic rubber prices, a regional market source said.

By: Becky Zhang
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