S Korea’s KP Chemical Ulsan PX/OX lines shut for turnaround

11 October 2012 11:04  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--KP Chemical’s aromatics production facilities in Ulsan, South Korea, were shut in early October and will be down for 25-28 days of turnaround, a company source said on Thursday.

Its No 2 unit – which can produce 525,000 tonnes/year of PX and 190,000 tonne/year of OX – was taken off line 2 October, the source said.

Its No 1 unit with a 250,000 tonne/year PX capacity and a 60,000 tonne/year OX capacity was shut on 6 October, the source said.

Within the last five days, KP Chemical had sold almost 10,000 tonnes of feedstock isomer-grade xylene (IX).

Typically, KP Chemical buys a total of 100,000-110,000 tonnes of IX per month on a spot and term basis from US and Asia.

By: Hazel Kumari
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