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HuChems Builds MNB Plant in Korea

1:03 PM MDT | August 8, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

HuChems Fine Chemicals Corp. (Seoul) says it will build a 150,000-m.t./year mononitrobenzene (MNB) plant at its Yeosu, Korea complex. It has awarded a technology package to Noram (Vancouver) for the unit. HuChems, Korea’s largest producer of nitric acid, will sell MNB to methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate producers for use in polyurethanes. MNB uses nitric acid and benzene as feedstocks. It is Noram’s third major MNB project in Asia during the past three years, the company...

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