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.
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