S Korea's SKC Ulsan HPPO plant on trial run after 20 Sept restart

28 September 2012 11:12  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--SKC Corp’s newly-debottlenecked hydrogen peroxide-to-propylene oxide (HPPO) plant in Ulsan, South Korea, is still on trial runs on Friday following the unit’s restart on 20 September, a company source said on Friday.

The plant has yet to attain “optimal production point”, the source said.

The plant now boasts a nameplate capacity of 130,000 tonnes/year, up from the previous 100,000 tonnes/year.

A new catalyst was installed during the de-bottlenecking and the process was shorter than the initially-scheduled 10 days, the source said.

SKC, which is the sole PO producer in South Korea, also operates a 175,000 tonne/year propylene oxide (PO)/styrene monomer (SM) plant in Ulsan.

Additional reporting by Vikki Shen in Shanghai

By: Jingyi Chan
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