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Tongsuh plans maintenance shutdown at ACN plants
Jul '13
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 mt/year, while the No. 4 ACN plant has a production capacity of 245,000 mt/year.
The official said 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.
Established in 1969, Tongsuh Petrochemical Corp., Ltd. became South Korea' s first company to produce ACN. The company has contributed greatly to the development of Korea' s petrochemical industry.
Tongsuh Petrochemical is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japan’s Asahi Kasei Corporation.
Acrylonitrile is the key ingredient in acrylic fibers used to make clothing.

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