S Korea’s SKC Corp runs Ulsan HPPO plant at 50% capacity

11 October 2012 08:32  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s SKC Corp is operating its newly-debottlenecked, hydrogen peroxide-to-propylene oxide (HPPO) plant at Ulsan, South Korea, at an estimated average operating rate of 50% capacity as part of its trial runs, a company source said.

The scheduled trial runs started on 20 September, the source said.

“We are still working to attain an optimal operating point,” the source said.

SKC Corp will continue with further trial runs of its newly revamped HPPO unit in the coming weeks, the source added.

SKC Corp’s HPPO plant now boasts a nameplate capacity of 130,000 tonnes/year, following a shutdown for the installation of a new catalyst from 13-20 September.

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

By: Ryan Yue
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