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LG Chem to restart steam cracker in South Korea

January 19/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- LG Chem, a South Korean petrochemical major, is expected to restart its naphtha cracker in Yeosu this week, following the last year's fire, reported Chemweek with reference to market sources.

The company said earlier that the fire broke out at its central control room at the Yosu cracker complex at around midnight local time (15:00 GMT) on 5 November, 2020. Then, the country's largest chemical company said it was in the process of figuring out the cause of the fire.

The facility can process about 1.2 million tonnes of ethylene per year (tpy).

Initially, the cracker's shutdown was expected to last for approximately three weeks.

As MRC informed earlier, 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.

Ethylene and propylene are feedstocks for producing polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP).

According to MRC's DataScope report, PE imports to Russia decreased in January-November 2020 by 17% year on year and reached 569,900 tonnes. High density polyethylene (HDPE) accounted for the greatest reduction in imports. At the same time, PP imports into Russia increased by 21% year on year to about 202,000 tonnes in the first eleven months of 2020. Propylene homopolymer (homopolymer PP) accounted for the main increase in imports.

LG Chem Ltd., often referred to as LG Chemical, is the largest Korean chemical company and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. 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.


mrcplast.com
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, homopolymer PP, propylene, HDPE, ethylene, LG Chem, Russia, South Korea.
Category:General News
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