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Several South Korean producers plan PE maintenance

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team - content@chemorbis.com
  • 23/08/2016 (14:27)
According to market sources, South Korea’s Hanwha Total is planning to shut its LDPE and HDPE units in the September-October period for maintenance. The company’s 175,000 tons/year HDPE unit at Daesan is planned to be offline as of September 25 for around a week while the 165,000 tons/year LDPE unit will be shut down on October 26.

Hanwha Chem will halt its LDPE and LLDPE production for maintenance in the October-November period. The 120,000 tons/year LDPE unit will be shut in October while the 130,000 tons/year LLDPE unit will be offline in November. Both of the lines are expected to be offline for around two weeks.

Meanwhile, LG Chemical will shut its 170,000 tons/year LDPE unit at Yeosu for maintenance on October 20. The maintenance is expected to last around 10 days. Sources added that during the maintenance period, the company’s 300,000 tons/year HDPE plant at the same site and the 150,000 tons/year LDPE plant, 300,000 tons/year LLDPE and 150,000 tons/year HDPE plants in Daesan will continue normal operations.
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