S Korea's Kumho restarts Yeosu phenol/acetone plants

01 November 2012 07:22  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Kumho P&B Chemicals has restarted its No 2 and No 3 phenol/acetone plants in Yeosu following a planned turnaround, a company source said on Thursday.

The company’s No 2 and No 3 plants were restarted on 1 November after being taken off line on 12-13 October, the source said.  

The company on 12 October took its No 3 phenol/acetone plant, which has a nameplate capacity of 250,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 150,000 tonnes/year of acetone, off line for overhaul.

Its No 2 phenol/acetone plant at the same site, which can produce 130,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 80,000 tonnes/year of acetone, was shut on 13 October.

The company’s No 1 phenol/acetone plant has been idle since early 2009.

By: Trisha Huang

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