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SKC Plans Major PO and Derivatives Capacity Expansion; Aims to be Leading PO Producer in Asia
3:41 AM MDT | June 28, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz
SKC (Seoul) is planning a major increase in capacity of its hydrogen peroxide-propylene oxide (HPPO) plant at Ulsan, Korea. SKC’s president Park Jang-suk said recently that the company will raise its combined propylene oxide (PO) capacity to 600,000 m.t./year by 2016, with the aim of becoming the leading PO producer in Asia. The expansion will be carried out in stages starting with an addition of 30,000 m.t./year PO capacity at the HPPO plant, raising the total to 130,000 m.t./year of PO by the first half of 2012. SKC plans to start work on another revamp...
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