South Korea’s HCP runs Daesan No 2 aromatics unit at 80%

30 December 2013 06:48 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Hyundai Cosmo Petrochemical (HCP) is currently operating its No 2 aromatics unit in Daesan at 80% of capacity after restarting the unit last week, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

The unit, with a nameplate capacity 120,000 tonnes/year of benzene and 800,000 tonnes/year of paraxylene (PX), was shut on 11 December and was kept off line for 10-14 days.

The company currently has no firm plans to ramp up operations to full, the source added.

With additional reporting by Ong Sheau Ling

By Samuel Wong