S Korea's Kumho postpones phenol/acetone plants restart

01 November 2013 02:01  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Kumho P&B Chemicals has postponed the restart of its No 2 and No 3 phenol/acetone plants by a few days, a company source said on Friday.

The plants were not restarted on 31 October as originally scheduled, and are now expected to be restarted in the following week, the source said, without giving further details.

Its No 2 plant has a nameplate capacity of 130,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 80,000 tonnes/year of acetone, while its No 3 plant can produce 250,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 150,000 tonnes/year of acetone.

The plants were shut on 10 October to undergo maintenance.

The South Korean producer’s No 1 phenol/acetone plant has been idle since early 2009.

By: Trisha Huang

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