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Maintenance updates on PE plants, cracker in S Korea

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 18/01/2017 (13:30)
According to market sources, two South Korean petrochemical companies are planning maintenance shutdowns on their PE plants and cracker at Yeosu and Ulsan in April and May.

South Korea’s Hanwha Chemical is planning to shut its LDPE and LLDPE plants in Yeosu. The lines will be shut gradually, sources said. The company’s 120,000 tons/year LDPE line will reportedly be shut in April for eight days; the 100,000 tons/year LDPE line will be shut in May 9 for three weeks while the 110,000 tons/year LDPE line will be taken offline in May 11 for 17 days. The company’s 110,000 tons/year LLDPE line in Yeosu will also be shut in April for five days.

South Korea’s KPIC will also shut its cracker in Ulsan due to a scheduled maintenance in mid-April until the end of May 2017. The cracker has a production capacity of 470,000 tons/year of ethylene and 230,000 tons/year of propylene.

A company source reported that during the planned shutdown, the company’s ethylene production capacity will be raised from 470,000 tons/year to 800,000 tons/year while its propylene capacity will be increased from 230,000 tons/year to 500,000 tons/year.

The company also plans a maintenance shutdown at its HDPE line at Ulsan in April. The 530,000 tons/year plant is expected to be taken offline for 45 days.
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