EPCA ’12: S Korea’s Aekyung on track for PA plant maintenance

07 October 2012 16:03  [Source: ICIS news]

BUDAPEST (ICIS)--South Korea’s Aekyung Petrochemical is on track to shut all five of its phthalic anhydride (PA) lines at Ulsan from 13 October onwards for varying durations to carry out maintenance and a catalyst change, a company source said on Sunday.

The company will shut one line for a period of two weeks and the rest of the four lines for three to four days starting from 13 October, the source said on the sidelines of the 46th annual European Petrochemical Association (EPCA)  meeting in Budapest, Hungary.

The combined capacity of the five lines is 210,000 tonnes/year.

Two of the five PA lines have a 30,000 tonne/year nameplate capacity, while the remaining three lines all have a 50,000 tonne/year nameplate capacity.

The annual EPCA meeting runs from 6-10 October.

By: Tahir Ikram
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