Korean Kumho Petrochemical to run styrenic units at 85% after restart

21 October 2013 10:55  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Korean Kumho Petrochemical Co plans to run its styrenic units at 85% of capacity this month after restarting it on 20 October following a scheduled maintenance, a company source said on Monday.

The company’s 250,000 tonne/year acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) plant, 230,000 tonne/year polystyrene (PS) plant and 110,000 tonne/year styrene-acrylonitrile (SAN) unit in Ulsan were taken off line on 10 October.

“We intend to run these units at around 85% in October,”  the source added.

The Asia styrenics market has started to enter the traditional lull season with demand expected to taper off in the weeks ahead.

Other styrenics producers in Korea include Cheil Samsung and LG Chem.


By: Clive Ong
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