S Korea’s Lotte Chem to shut Yeosu aromatics unit on 20 May

15 May 2013 08:20  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Lotte Chem’s is on track to shut its Yeosu-based aromatics on 20 May for a catalyst regeneration, a company source said on Wednesday.

“The shutdown will be for five days,” the source said.

The Yeosu-based aromatics plant has a nameplate capacity of 180,000 tonnes/year of benzene, 84,000 tonnes/year of toluene and 60,000 tonnes/year of solvent xylene is currently running at 100% capacity.

Lotte Chem’s Daesan-based aromatics, which has a nameplate capacity of 360,000 tonnes/year of benzene, 120,000 tonnes/year of toluene and 60,000 tonnes/year of solvent xylene, took a seven-day turnaround in April for catalyst change.

“Both plants are running at 100% [capacity] at the moment,” he said.


Author: Sheau Ling Ong



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