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Total Details Aromatics Project in Korea

9:32 AM MST | January 27, 2012 | Ian Young

Total says that a recently announced aromatics and ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymer project by the company's Samsung Total Petrochemicals joint venture will cost a combined $1.8 billion. Samsung Total announced plans recently to build a second aromatics complex, with capacity to produce 1 million m.t./year of para-xylene and 420,000 m.t./year of benzene; and a 240,000-m.t./year EVA copolymer unit at the jv's Daesan, Korea complex. The project is due to be completed by September 2014. The planned aromatics unit, together with an upgrade of Samsung Total's...

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