S Korea’s Hanwha Chemical shuts chlor-alkali units for turnaround

10 October 2012 11:26  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Hanwha Chemical on 10 October shut its chlor-alkali plants in Ulsan for a turnaround, a company source said on Wednesday.

The plants in Ulsan that will undergo maintenance lasting around 10 days include a 240,000 dry metric tonne (dmt)/year caustic soda, a 215,000 tonne/year ethylene dichloride (EDC) and a 250,000 tonne/year vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) unit.

Hanwha is scheduled to shut its 360,000 tonne/year VCM unit in Yeosu later in October for around 25 days of maintenance.

The shutdowns are likely to cause EDC and VCM spot supply to tighten, said market participants.


By: Feliana Widjaja
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