25 March 2013 03:08 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Asia Acetyls Co (Asacco) expects to restart its 210,000 tonnes/year vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) plant in Ulsan in April after scheduled maintenance is completed, a source close to the company said late on Friday.
“It [the VAM plant] should restart on 13 or 14 April,” the source added.
Asacco took its VAM plant off line on 18 March for a turnaround.
The plant turnaround will have no impact on the supply in the market, as it had been planned previously, the source said.
Asacco is a joint venture between London-headquartered BP, US-based major Dow Chemical and South Korea’s Samsung.
Other major VAM producers in Asia include US-based Celanese, China’s Sichuan Vinylon Works, Japan’s Showa Denko and Japan VAM & Poval, Taiwan’s Dairen Chemical Corp and Saudi Arabia’s International Vinyl Acetate Co (IVC).
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