South Korea-based Tongsuh Petrochemical is planning to shut its No. 2 and No. 4 Acrylonitrile (ACN) plants for maintenance. The two plants located in Ulsan are likely to be shut in October 2013, a company official told fibre2fashion. The maintenance work would take around one month to get completed, after which the plants would be restarted.
The No. 2 ACN plant has a production capacity of 70,000 tpa, while the No. 4 ACN plant has a production capacity of 245,000 tpa. The company does not have any plans to carryout maintenance at the No. 3 plant, which has an annual capacity to produce 245,000 mt of ACN. The No. 3 plant’s maintenance is scheduled for next year.