20 November 2013 03:40 [Source: ICIS news]
Higher demand for polyether polyols in Asia and the Middle East prompted the company to delay the planned five-day shutdown of the plant, the source said.
KPX Chemical’s plant in Ulsan produces 227,000 tonnes of polyether polyols per year.
During its annual partial shutdown, the plant runs at 10% of capacity, the company source said.
KPX Chemical exports to more than 100 countries, largely to regions such as the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Polyether polyols, together with the raw material toluene diisocyanate (TDI), are feedstock for the production of flexible polyurethane (PU) foams used in various applications, such as furniture, bedding and mattresses.
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