S Korea’s LG Chem to shut Yeochun SM units for maintenance

21 March 2013 06:56  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s LG Chem plans to shut its styrene monomer (SM) units this weekend for scheduled maintenance, a source close to the company said.

The company operates the 200,000 tonne/year No 1 and 300,000 tonne/year No 2 facilities at Yeochun.

The shutdown is planned for 20 days and the units are expected to be restarted in mid-April.

The company has another 160,000 tonne/year unit in Daesan which has been scheduled for a turnaround in October this year.

Other SM producers in south Korea include Samsung Total Petrochemicals and SK Energy.


By: Clive Ong
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