Korean Kumho Petchem eyes October maintenance at styrenics units

07 August 2013 08:31  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Korean Kumho Petrochemical Co (KKPC) plans to shut its styrenics units at Ulsan in October for maintenance, a company source said on Wednesday.

The shutdown is expected to start around mid-October and could last up to two weeks, the source said.

KKPC operates a 250,000 tonne/year acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) unit; a 230,000 tonne/year polystyrene (PS) unit; and a 110,000 tonne/year styrene-acrylonitrile (SAN) plant at the site.

Other Korean styrenics producers include Cheil Samsung, LG Chem and Styrolution.

By: Clive Ong
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