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Lotte Chemical shut No. 3 HDPE unit in Yeosu for unplanned turnaround

October 18/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Lotte Chemical has halted operations at its high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit owing power failure, as per Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in South Korea informed that the unit was taken off-stream on October 17, 2019. It is expected to remain shut for around one week.

Located in Yeosu, South Korea, the No. 3 HDPE unit has a production capacity of 150,000 mt/year.

As MRC wrote previously, Lotte Chemical has shut down its Deasan cracker for maintenance turnaround. A Polymerupdate source in South Korea informed that the company started maintenance at the cracker on October 14, 2019. The cracker is expected to resume production on November 10, 2019. Located at Daesan in South Korea, currently the cracker has an ethylene capacity of 1.1 million mt/year and propylene capacity of 540,000 mt/year.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, August imports of high density polyethylene (HDPE) into Russia reached a record high since 2014 and exceeded 35,900 tonnes. Overall imports of this polyethylene (PE) totalled 232,400 tonnes in January-August 2019.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PE, propylene, HDPE, ethylene, Honam Petrochemical, Lotte Chemical, Russia, South Korea.
Category:General News
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