South Korea’s OCI Co brings forward No 2 PA unit maintenance

11 October 2012 09:46  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s OCI Co has brought forward the maintenance of its 20,000 tonne/year No 2 phthalic anhydride (PA) unit to 14 October from the original schedule of 24 October, a company source said on Thursday.

The unit will be taken off line for a week until 21 October, the source added.

OCI is currently running its No 2 PA unit at full capacity, the source said.

The company is building up PA inventory to maintain supply to its downstream plasticizer plants and to the domestic market during the shutdown period of the two units, the source said.

Separately, the company’s 20,000 tonne/year No 1 PA unit was shut on 8 October, as planned, for a catalyst change until 30 October, the source said.

By: Hazel Goh

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