S Korea's Lotte Chemical runs Yeosu aromatics unit at 100% capacity

04 June 2013 04:28  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Lotte Chemical has been running its aromatics plant in Yeosu at 100% capacity after the plant completed a five-day turnaround, a company source said on Tuesday.

The aromatics plant was shut on 20 May for a catalyst regeneration, the source said.

The 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.

Meanwhile, Lotte Chemical is operating its 360,000 tonne/year benzene unit in Daesan at 100% capacity, the source said.

Author: Ong Sheau Ling

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