S Korea’s Hanwha Chemical restarts Yeosu oxo-alcohols unit

20 September 2013 08:36  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Hanwha Chemical is not running its oxo-alcohols plant in Yeosu at full capacity after restarting it on 13 September following a scheduled turnaround, a company source said on Friday.

The unit, which has a nameplate capacity of 110,000 tonnes/year of 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) and 10,000 tonnes/year of n-butanol (NBA), was shut on 6 September for maintenance, the source said.

The company has yet to decide as to whether it will ramp up production to full capacity as it is experiencing squeezed margins, the source added.
By: Samuel Wong

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