S Korea’s Samsung BP runs Ulsan acetic acid plant at 95%

19 April 2013 08:53  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--S Korea’s Samsung BP Chemicals is operating its 600,000 tonne/year acetic acid plant in Ulsan at 95% capacity after operations resumed as scheduled on 14 April after its scheduled maintenance shutdown, a company official said on Friday.

The producer is operating the plant at 95% capacity, 5 percentage points higher than levels prior to the maintenance shutdown, in order to build up inventory, the official added.

The plant was taken off line on 18 March for scheduled maintenance.

Major acetic acid producers in Asia include UK’s BP; China’s Jiangsu Sopo, Yankuang Cathay Coal Chemicals, Henan ShunDa Chemical and Hebei Yingdu Gasification; Taiwan’s Chang Chun Petrochemicals, India’s Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals (GNFC); Saudi Arabia’s International Acetyl; and Iran’s Fanavaran Petrochemical.

By: Helen Lee
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