S Korea’s LG Chem restarts Yeosu phenol/acetone, BPA units

07 December 2012 02:02  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--South Korea’s LG Chem restarted its phenol/acetone and downstream bisphenol-A (BPA) plants at Yeosu on Friday following a catalyst change, a company source said.

The plants were off line for several days for a catalyst change.

LG Chem's phenol/acetone plant at Yeosu can produce 300,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 180,000 tonnes/year of acetone.

Its No 1 and No 2 BPA units have a combined capacity of 300,000 tonnes/year.

Separately, the company’s new phenol/acetone and BPA plants at Daesan are scheduled to start up in mid-January 2013.

LG Chem’s Daesan phenol/acetone plant has a nameplate capacity of 300,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 180,000 tonnes/year of acetone.

The downstream BPA plant has a nameplate capacity of 150,000 tonnes/year.


By: Trisha Huang



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