S Korea’s Daesan MMA runs new PMMA line at 70-80% after start-up

10 January 2013 09:18  [Source: ICIS news]

BRISBANE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Daesan MMA (DMMA) is running its new 60,000 tonne/year polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) plant at around 70-80% of capacity, a company source said on Thursday.

The company started up the plant in Yeosu on 7 January, after doing test runs on the unit since December last year, the source said.

Daesan MMA has another PMMA line at the site with a 50,000 tonne/year capacity that is running at full rates, the source said.

The company’s upstream methyl methacrylate (MMA) 90,000 tonne/year line, which is also located at the site, is running at 100%, the source said.

Meanwhile, Daesan MMA is aiming to start commercial operations at its new 105,000 tonne/year MMA plant in Yeosu in early February, with the output largely meant for captive use of its PMMA plants and for domestic sales in South Korea.

The company is a joint venture between Japan’s Mitsubishi Rayon Co (MRC) and South Korea’s Honam Petrochemical.

By: Junie Lin

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