S Korea’s LG Chem shuts Yeosu 2-EH unit on technical issues

14 December 2012 07:08  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s LG Chem shut its 150,000 tonne/year 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) unit in Yeosu on Friday, a few days after the plant restarted from a turnaround, because of technical issues, a source familiar with the matter said.

The plant was taken off line for maintenance on 21 November and was restarted on 11 December as scheduled, the source said.

“However, after the restart, there were some difficulties and the plant was shut [again] for checks to be made,” the source said.

LG Chem expects the unit to be brought back on stream on 16 December once the problem is rectified, he said.

The company’s other 150,000 tonne 2-EH plant at Naju is currently operating at “normal” rates, the source said, without providing the unit’s actual run rates.

By: Samuel Wong

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