IHS Chemical Week

Regions :: North Asia :: Korea

BASF and Korean Firm Idle Styrene Plants

3:07 PM MST | February 18, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

BASF and Dongbu Hannong Chemical (Seoul) have idled their respective styrene plants at Ulsan, Korea for economic reasons and are feeding their downstream styrenics plants with purchased material, industry sources say. BASF’s plant has capacity for 350,000 m.t./year and Dongbu’s has 280,000 m.t./year. SK Energy (Seoul) normally supplies ethylene from its Ulsan plant to the styrene units, but “the local price formula for ethylene has killed off nonintegrated Ulsan production,” one source says. “It is linked to the price of naphtha...

This information is only available to Chemical Week subscribers.


Forgot your user ID or password?
Click here to have it sent to you.

Not an IHS Chemical Week member yet?

Here's why you should be:

  • 31 issues of Chemical Week magazine in print or digital format
  • Critical daily news and analysis on chemweek.com
  • Free mobile edition 
  • 20+ years of online archives
  • Topical e-newsletters that capture the most impactful events
  • Special issues with a regional or company focus
  • Global Outlook issue

Subscribe now

100% Satisfaction Guarantee
If at any time you are not completely satisfied with IHS Chemical Week, simply notify us and we'll refund the balance of your paid subscription - no problem.

Learn more about group subscriptions and site licenses.


contact us | about us | customer care | privacy policy | sitemap | advertise

ihsCopyright © 2015 IHS, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

North Asia Russia Southeast Asia China India/Pakistan Middle East Eastern Europe Western Europe Central America Canada USA Australia/New Zealand South America Africa