S Korea’s SKC to restart PO/SM unit on 30 March

29 March 2013 09:59  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--SKC Corp, the sole propylene oxide (PO) producer in South Korea, will restart its PO/styrene monomer (SM) plant on 30 March, a company source said on Friday.

The 175,000 tonne/year PO/SM plant in Ulsan in the southeast was taken off line on 1 March for scheduled maintenance that takes place every three to four years.

At the same site, SKC has a 130,000 tonne/year hydrogen oxide to propylene oxide (HPPO) plant that was restarted on 27 March after a turnaround of around 17 days.  

The company’s downstream 160,000 tonne/year polyether polyols and 100,000 tonne/year propylene glycol units were restarted on 27 March and their operating rates are being ramped up gradually, the source said.

By: Jingyi Chan
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