South Korea’s YNCC lifts naphtha cracker run rates to 97%

17 June 2013 03:20  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Yeochun NCC (YNCC) has raised the operating rates at its three naphtha crackers in Yeosu to 97% capacity at the end of last week, up by four percentage points, said a source familiar with the situation on Monday.

The crackers which have a combined ethylene nameplate capacity of 1.9m tonnes/year, were being operated at 93% capacity before the rate increase, he added.

The rates were being pulled up because of the restart of downstream units related to Daelim Industrial Co following an explosion at its premises, the source said.

By: Felicia Loo

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