S Korea’s Hanwha Chemical shuts oxo unit on technical issues

07 November 2012 06:53  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Hanwha Chemical shut its oxo-alcohols plant on 7 November because of technical issues, a company source said on Wednesday.

The Yeosu unit, which has a nameplate capacity of 110,000 tonnes/year of 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) and 10,000 tonnes/year of n-butanol (NBA) is expected to be restarted once the problem is solved, the source said, without providing further details.

The company recently shut the unit in early-October because of technical issues, and was restarted on 18 October.

Hanwha Chemical expects 5-7 days worth of production losses, the source added.

By: Samuel Wong

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