S Korea’s Samsung Fine Chem to start up new ECH plant in H2 Sept

21 August 2013 09:30  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea's Samsung Fine Chemicals is planning to start up its new 60,000 tonne/year epichlorohydrin (ECH) plant at Ulsan in the second half of September, a company source said on Wednesday.

The new plant will double the company’s ECH capacity to 120,0000 tonnes/year at the site, the source said.

The exact start-up date has yet to be determined but the plant should be operational by the end of next month, he said.

Samsung Fine Chemicals’ existing 60,000 tonne/year ECH plant at the site is currently operating at full capacity, the source said.

The company is the largest ECH producer in South Korea.

By: Matthew Chong
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