South Korea’s YNCC lifts cracker run rates to 93% capacity

05 June 2013 10:32  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Yeochun NCC (YNCC) has increased the operating rates at its three naphtha crackers in Yeosu to 93% capacity in June, up by three percentage points from last month, said a source familiar with the situation on Wednesday.

YNCC lifted the cracker run rates to 90% capacity following the restart of several derivative units at the site in May.

YNCC had raised the cracker operating rates from 10 May. Prior to that, run rates at the three crackers – with a combined ethylene nameplate capacity of 1.9m tonnes/year – were at 85% capacity as Daelim Industrial Co’s derivative polyethylene (PE) units remained shut following an explosion at its premises.

By: Felicia Loo

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