Corrected: Korea Engineering Plastics plans POM debottlenecking

19 August 2013 09:34  [Source: ICIS news]

Correction: In the ICIS story headlined “Korea Engineering Plastics plans POM unit debottlenecking by Nov” dated 19 August 2013, please read in the first paragraph … 140,000 tonnes/year… instead of … 150,000 tonnes/year ... Also please read in the second paragraph … 35,000 tonnes/year … instead of … 45,000 tonnes/year … A corrected story follows.

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Korea Engineering Plastics (KEP) plans to debottleneck its 105,000 tonne/year polyoxymethylene (POM) or polyacetal plant in Ulsan and expand the capacity to 140,000 tonnes/year by early November, a company source said on Monday.

This is an increase of 35,000 tonnes/year, the source said. “ It will be completed by end-October or early November.”

POM has applications in automotive, electric and electronic parts.

KEP is a joint venture of US-based Celanese and Japan's Mitsubishi Gas Chemical and Mitsubishi Corp.


By: Heng Hui
+65 6780 4359



AddThis Social Bookmark Button

For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.

Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.

Printer Friendly