28 October 2013 02:17 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea's Isu Chemical plans to restart its 180,000 tonne/year linear alkylbenzene (LAB) facility in Ulsan, South Korea, in early November, after a scheduled maintenance shutdown, a source close to the company said on Monday.
The plant was taken off line on 15 October, the source added.
The shutdown has tightened supply in Asia, although commitments to regular customers will not be disrupted, the source said.
Demand for LAB from the key detergents segment has been stable-to-sluggish in Asia in October, but is expected to pick up significantly in November, market sources said.
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