10 July 2013 08:05 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Tongsuh Petrochemical plans to shut two of its three acrylonitrile (ACN) lines in Ulsan for scheduled maintenance in October, a company source said on Wednesday.
Both the 70,000 tonne/year No 2 line and 245,000 tonne/year No 4 line at the site will have a month-long turnaround starting early October.
The duration of the maintenance shutdown may be extended depending on market conditions, he said.
The 245,000 tonne/year No 3 line in Ulsan will not undergo any maintenance this year, he added.
Tongsuh -- a wholly owned subsidiary of Asahi Kasei – had mothballed its 50,000 tonne/year No 1 line in 2003 at the same site when the No 3 line was commissioned.
Additional reporting by Judith Wang.
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