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LG Chem resumes production at Daesan naphtha cracker

June 25/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- LG Chem, a South Korean petrochemical major, has restarted its Deasan cracker following an unplanned outage, as per Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in South Korea, informed that, the company has resumed operations at the cracker on June 18, 2019. The cracker was shut owing to a technical issues on June 8, 2019.

Located at Daesan,South Korea, the cracker has an ethylene capacity of 1.27 million mt/year and propylene capacity of 650,000 mt/year.

As MRC reported earlier, the company already shut its cracker in Daesan for an unscheduled maintenancethis month  - from 2 to 4 June.

We also remind that LG Chem is planning to spend USD2.4-billion to expand its naphtha cracking center (NCC) and polyolefin (PO) plant in Yeosu, South Korea. The project, which will expand the NCC and PO facility by 800,000 t/y each, is expected to be completed in the second half of 2021.

LG Chem Ltd., often referred to as LG Chemical, is the largest Korean chemical company and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. According to ICIS report, it is 15th biggest chemical company in the world in 2011. It has eight domestic factories and global network of 29 business locations in 15 countries. LG Chem is a manufacturer, supplier, and exporter of petrochemical goods, IT&E Materials and Energy Solutions.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, propylene, ethylene, LG Chem, South Korea.
Category:General News
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