South Korea’s Lotte shuts glycol ethers unit on mechanical issues

21 July 2014 06:37 Source:ICIS News

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--South Korea's Lotte Chemical has shut down its 50,000 tonne/year glycol ethers plant in Daesan because of ongoing mechanical issues, a company source said on Monday.

The company began to gradually reduce the plant’s operating rate late last week from “below 70% capacity”, until the plant was fully shut down on the morning of 21 July, the source said.

The plant is expected to stay off line for about a month, as technicians await the delivery of replacement parts from overseas before they can begin mechanical repairs, the source said.

By Trisha Huang