Samsung Total Petrochemicals is building aromatics and ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer units at its Daesan petrochemical complex in Chungnam Province, South Korea.
The complex, which processes naphtha, now has 13 plants producing a range of polymers and fuels. Its ethylene capacity is 1 million tonnes/year.
The new aromatics unit will have production capacity of 1 million tpy of paraxylene and 420,000 tpy of benzene. After its completion in 2014 and following an upgrade of the existing aromatics plant, total paraxylene production capacity of the complex will be 1.76 million tpy.
Capacity of the new ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer unit will be 240,000 tpy.
The company is a 50-50 joint venture of Samsung Group and Total Group.