S Korea’s LG aims mid-Jan Daesan phenol/acetone plant start-up

21 December 2012 04:53  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--South Korea’s LG Chem plans to begin commercial operations at its new phenol/acetone plant at Daesan by the middle of January, a company source said on Friday.

“We are aiming to begin commercial operations in mid-January,” said the source.

“However, the initial phenol/acetone output will be directed to the local market, and export sales will not begin until February,” the source added.

Trial run of the Daesan plant, which has a nameplate capacity of 300,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 180,000 tonnes/year of acetone, is scheduled to start in early January, the source added.

The downstream bisphenol-A (BPA) plant has a nameplate capacity of 150,000 tonnes/year.

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

The company’s No 1 and No 2 BPA units at Yeosu have a combined capacity of 300,000 tonnes/year.


By: Trisha Huang



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