MOSCOW (MRC) -- South Korean petrochemical company SK Global Chemical has scheduled a maintenance turnaround its styrene monomer (SM) plant in H2 2016, as per Apic-online.
A Polymerupdate source in South Korea informed that the plant is planned to be shut in September-October 2016. It is likely to remain off-stream for around 20-25 days.
Located in Ulsan, South Korea, the plant has a production capacity of 450,000 mt/year.
As MRC wrote before, in October 2015, SABIC and SK Global Chemical inaugurated a new industrial plant to manufacture a range of high-performance polyethylene products using the cutting-edge Nexlene Solution Technology. The 50-50 joint venture holding company, SABIC SK Nexlene Company (SSNC) was established last July and is headquartered in Singapore. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Korea Nexlene Company (KNC), owns the plant in Ulsan, which has an annual capacity of 230,000 tons. The plant will produce metallocene linear low density polyethylene (mLLDPE), polyolefin plastomers (POP) and polyolefin elastomers (POE) that will meet the growing needs of diverse industries such as advanced packaging, automotive, health care, footwear and electrical and lighting.
SK Global Chemical is a pioneering petrochemical company in Korea, being the first in the country to build a naphtha cracking facility in 1972. Through continuous facility investment, R&D and technological improvement, the company has maintained its position as the leader of the petrochemical industry in Korea.