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.
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.
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