S Korea’s Hanwha Chemical to shut oxo-alcohols plant near end-May

16 May 2013 10:18  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Hanwha Chemical is on track to shut its oxo-alcohols plant in Yeosu for sheduled maintenance near end-May, a company source said on Thursday.

The unit, which has a nameplate capacity of 110,000 tonnes/year of 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) and 10,000 tonnes/year of n-butanol (NBA), will be shut on 22 May for a catalyst change, the source said.

The shutdown is expected to last for around two weeks, according to the source.

The company is currently operating the plant at full capacity, the source added.

By: Samuel Wong

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