South Korea’s Kumho to cut MIBK output for mechanical checks

02 July 2013 03:12  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Kumho P&B Chemicals plans to cut its methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) plant operating rate to 50% capacity from 85% capacity to facilitate a mechanical inspection, a company source said on Tuesday.

The inspection to be conducted on the MIBK unit’s reactor will begin on 8 July, lasting for approximately one week, the Kumho company source said.

The company will decide on whether the reactor will need to be repaired or replaced after carrying out the inspection, the source added.

Kumho began commercial operations at its expanded MIBK unit, which is the largest plant in Asia by capacity, on 10 December 2012.

By: Trisha Huang

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