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Lotte Daesan Starts Up EO-EG Plant Using Shell’s Novel Process

10:53 AM MDT | June 23, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Lotte Daesan Petrochemical (Seoul), a subsidiary of Honam Petrochemical, has started production at a 400,000-m.t./year ethylene glycol (EG) plant at Daesan, Korea. It is the first facility to use Shell Chemicals’ Omega ethylene oxide–ethylene glycol (EO-EG) technology, Shell says. The technology uses a proprietary catalyst to convert EO to EG, instead of the traditional thermal conversion process. The Daesan plant began production within a week of its scheduled start-up date, Shell says. Shell is building a 750,000-m.t./year EG plant based on the new...

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