S Korea’s Lotte raises butyl glycol output following repairs

03 July 2013 03:32  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--South Korea's Lotte Chemical is in the process of increasing the operating rate at its 50,000 tonne/year butyl glycol (BG) plant in Daesan after completing repairs at the unit, a company source said on Wednesday.

The plant’s operating rate is being gradually increased from 70% capacity and should reach 90% capacity by 5 July, the source said.

The company reduced the plant’s operating rate over the weekend of 22-23 June to facilitate repairs, the Lotte source said on 26 June, without specifying details.

The lower BG output is expected to trim Lotte Chemical’s July butyl glycol export volume to about 2,000 tonnes, compared with its typical monthly export volume of 3,000 tonnes, the source said at the time.

By: Trisha Huang

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