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MEG shutdowns in S Korea, Japan, delayed startup in India in 2017

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 13/12/2016 (14:45)
According to market sources, South Korea’s Hanwha General Chemical is planning to shut its MEG plant at Daesan due to a catalyst change. The 120,000 tons/year MEG plant is expected to go offline in May for two weeks.

Market sources also report that Japanese Maruzen Petrochemical is planning to shut its MEG plant, with a capacity of 100,000 tons/year, in Yokkaichi for an annual maintenance. The plant is expected to remain offline in March 2017 for a month.

Meanwhile, India’s Reliance Industries Ltd. is expected to delay the startup of its 750,000 tons/year new MEG plant in Jamnagar, which was planned to start up this month, to the second quarter of 2017.
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