S Korea’s LG Chem to shut acrylic acid, acrylate esters unit in Apr

27 March 2013 08:39  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s LG Chem plans to shut its acrylic acid (AA) and acrylate esters facility located at Yeosu in early April for annual maintenance, a company source said on Wednesday.

Maintenance works at the facility are expected to last for about a month, the source said.

The facility that will be shut includes the company’s No 3 crude AA unit and its 30,000 tonne/year 2-ethylhexyl acrylate (2EH-A), 60,000 tonne/year butyl acrylate (butyl-A), 30,000 tonne/year ethyl acrylate (ethyl-A) units, according to the source.

The facility is currently operating at 100% capacity to build up inventories in order to fulfil contractual needs during the period of shut down, the source added.

By: Samuel Wong

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