S Korea’s LG Chem restarts 2-EH plant after unplanned shutdown

21 March 2014 09:04  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s LG Chem restarted its 144,000 tonne/year 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) plant in Yeosu late on 20 March following a 10-day unscheduled shutdown, a company source said on Friday.

The 2-EH plant is currently operating at 70-80% capacity, the source added.

The plant was shut on 10 March because of a technical problem, the source said.

LG Chem will start offering spot cargoes only in April when it fulfils its term agreements, the source said.

The company is currently operating its Naju-based n-butanol (NBA)/2-EH swing plant, which can produce 100,000 tonnes/year of 2-EH, at 100% capacity.

By: Trixie Yap

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