S Korea’s LG Chem runs Daesan aromatics at 100% capacity

19 July 2013 07:24  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s LG Chem has raised operating rates at its Daesan-based aromatics facility to 100% capacity, a company source said late on Thursday.

The plant was running at 60% capacity in the first week of July, while the facility was conducting maintenance work for catalyst regeneration, the source said.

The aromatics plant has a nameplate capacity of 200,000 tonnes/year of benzene, 48,000 tonnes/year of toluene and 36,000 tonnes/year of solvent xylenes.

The aromatics plant is on track to enter a second turnaround in September for 15 days.  

Author: Ong Sheau Ling

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