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Explosion at South Korea’s Hanwha Chemical’s PVC plant

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team - content@chemorbis.com
  • 03/07/2015 (10:05)
According to media reports, an explosion occurred at South Korea’s Hanwha Chemical’s PVC plant located in Ulsan on July 3. The company stated that the explosion occurred during welding work to expand a waste water disposal facility at its No. 2 plant, resulting in five deaths with another person missing. The affected PVC plant has a production capacity of 400,000 tons/year.

Market sources reported that nearby PTA facility was not affected by the explosion and no major affect was seen on any of the five vinyls production lines at the same complex.

The company’s Ulsan complex houses a 240,000 tons/year caustic soda plant, a 230,000 tons/year EDC plant, a 200,000 tons/year VCM plant, another 73,000 tons/year VCM plant and a 400,000 tons/year PVC plant.
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