S Korea’s Samsung Fine Chemicals delays start-up of new ECH plant

17 September 2013 10:02  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea's Samsung Fine Chemicals has delayed the start-up of its new 60,000 tonne/year epichlorohydrin (ECH) plant in Ulsan by a week to 23-24 September because of technical issues, a company source said on Tuesday.

The plant was originally scheduled to start production on 17-18 September.

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