S Korea HC Petrochem turnaround at No 1 aromatics unit on schedule

08 April 2013 12:54  [Source: ICIS news]

SEOUL (ICIS)--South Korea’s HC Petrochem is on schedule to shut its No 1 aromatics unit in Daesan in mid-April for a month-long turnaround and is currently operating its No 2 aromatics unit at almost full tilt, a company source said on Monday.

The No 1 aromatics facility, which can produce 120,000 tonnes/year of benzene and 380,000 tonnes/year of paraxlyene (PX), will be shut on 15 April for its maintenance, the source added.

The company is currently operating the No 2 aromatics unit at almost 100% after achieving on-spec production earlier this year, the source said.

Additional reporting by Ong Sheau Ling & Hazel Kumari

By: Samuel Wong

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