S Korea Samsung Total to shut aromatics unit in June for turnaround

08 April 2013 13:05  [Source: ICIS news]

SEOUL (ICIS)--South Korea-based Samsung Total plans to shut its aromatics facility in Daesan in June for around two-weeks for a scheduled turnaround, market sources said on Monday.

“The plant will restart in July,” one of the sources said.

The aromatics unit, which has a nameplate capacity of 470,000 tonnes/year of benzene and 650,000 tonnes/year of paraxylene (PX), is currently running at close to 100%.

“This the plan, but depends on the plant, changes [to the schedule] maybe made,” another source said.

Additional reporting by Hazel Kumari and Samuel Wong

By: Ong Sheau Ling
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