Korean Kumho running Ulsan styrenic units at 50% on weak demand

12 November 2013 09:45  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Korean Kumho Petrochemical Co is running its styrenics units in Ulsan at 50% of capacity because of weak market conditions, a company source said.

“We are running our units at around 50% [of capacuity] in November and December," the source added.

The company operates a 250,000 tonne/year ABS unit, a 230,000 tonne/year polystyrene (PS) unit and a 110,000 tonne/year styrene acrylonitrile (SAN) plant in Ulsan.

These units recently completed their maintenance in the second half of October.

Other styrenics producers in Korea include LG Chem and Cheil Samsung.
By: Clive Ong
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