S Korea’s Lotte cuts glycol ethers output on mechanical issues

08 July 2014 08:19 Source:ICIS News

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--South Korea's Lotte Chemical has reduced the operating rate at its 50,000 tonne/year glycol ethers plant in Daesan because of mechanical issues, a company source said on Tuesday.

The producer lowered its plant operating rate to “below 70%” capacity on 7 July, the source said, without providing details on the nature of the mechanical problem.

It is also unclear for how much longer the plant will be run at the reduced rate, the source said, adding that it is waiting for further updates from the plant personnel.

By Trisha Huang