16 November 2012 10:16 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea's LG Chem has started up its 50,000 tonne/year isopropanol (IPA) plant in Yeosu on 13 November, a source close to the company said on Friday.
The facility will operate at around 50% of capacity through to the end of December because of a shortage of feedstock acetone, the source said.
“They are targeting for full production in early January,’’ the source said.
LG Chem also restarted on 13 November its existing 55,000 tonne/year isopropanol (IPA) plant in the same Yeosu complex.
The acetone-based plant was shut for about one-and-a-half weeks to prepare for the start-up of the new 50,000 tonne/year unit.
The company also operates a propylene-based IPA unit with a nameplate capacity of 45,000 tonne/year in Yeosu.
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