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Hanwha Chemical plans chlor-alkali and EDC expansion at Yeosu complex

12:59 AM MDT | August 14, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

Hanwha Chemical (Seoul) is planning to raise capacity for chlor-alkalis and ethylene di-chloride (EDC) at its Yeosu, Korea petrochemical complex, CW has learned. The company will invest about 204.7 billion Korean won ($183 million) in the project, which is expected to start production in 2015. Hanwha plans to add 120,000 m.t./year chlorine, 130,000 m.t./year caustic soda and 200,000 m.t./year EDC capacity at the site.   Sources at Hanwha tell CW that the company intends to source most of the ethylene for the EDC unit from Yeochun Naphtha Cracking Center...

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