S Korea’s HC Petrochem shuts No 1 aromatics unit for turnaround

15 April 2013 09:01  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s HC Petrochem shut its No 1 aromatics unit in Daesan on 15 April as scheduled for annual maintenance, a company source said on Monday.

“The turnaround is expected to last for about a month and [the producer] expects to restart the facility in the middle of May,” the source added.

The No 1 aromatics facility can produce 380,000 tonnes/year of paraxylene (PX) and 120,000 tonnes/year of benzene, the source said.

HC Petrochem is currently operating its No 2 aromatics unit at the same site at almost 100% capacity, the source added.

By: Samuel Wong

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