South Korea's Kumho P&B Chemicals runs Yeosu BPA unit at 80%

28 June 2013 07:13  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Kumho P&B Chemicals is running its No 3 and No 4 bisphenol A (BPA) lines in Yeosu at 80% of capacity, a source close to the company said on Friday.

Each of the No 3 and No 4 lines has a nameplate capacity of 150,000 tonnes/year.

Kumho P&B’s 130,000 tonne/year No 2 line at the site has been idled since mid-May as the new No 4 line started trial run in early May, the source said.

A definite restart date has not been set for the No 2 line given prevailing weak market conditions, the source said.

The company’s No 1 BPA plant, which is also in Yeosiu, has been shut indefinitely since early 2009.

By: Liu Xin
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