S Korea's KPX Chemical runs two Yeosu TDI units at reduced rates

17 April 2013 05:00  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s KPX Chemical is currently running two of its three toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) units in Yeosu at reduced capacity, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

There appears to be no plans to increase the overall utilisation rate of the plants, unless regional demand for TDI improves substantially, the source said without disclosing the actual run rates of the units.

KPX Chemical has three TDI production lines with a nameplate capacity of 50,000 tonnes/year each, with one line shut since last year.

TDI is a key raw material used to produce flexible polyurethane foam.

Additional reporting by Vikki Shen

By: Jingyi Chan
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