Several South Korean producers plan PE maintenance
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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