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Acid Plant Database  October 24, 2017

Owner LMG Chemicals Corporation

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Location Bo. Kalawaan, Pasig
Background 1951 - First sulphuric acid plant established in the Philippines
1970 - LMG Chemicals Inc. formed
1988 - LMG Chemicals Inc. absorbs Chemphil Manufacturing Corporation
        - Name changed to Chemphil-LMG Inc.
1994 - January 24 - Chemphil-LMG Inc. changed name to LMG Chemicals Corporation
1997 - November 3 - Alum business spun off

74% - Chemical Industries of the Philippines, Inc.
26% - Tomen Corporation and Kinki Transportation and Warehouse

Website www.chemphil.com.ph
Plant Pasig Operations
Plant No. 1 Plant No. 2 Plant No. 3
Coordinates* - - 14° 32' 46" N, 121° 5' 35.5" E
Type of Plant - - Sulphur Burning
Gas Source - - Elemental Sulphur (molten)
Plant Capacity 24,000 MTPA 90,000 MTPA
SA/DA - - DA
Emissions - - SO2: < 250 ppm
Status Shutdown Shutdown Operating
Year Built - - 1994
Technology - - MECS
Contractor - - -
Remarks Products
- Sulphuric Acid (technical grade and chemically pure)
- 20 to 30% Oleum
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News October 24, 2017 - Listed Chemical Industries of the Philippines (Chemphil) is selling its 65.92 percent stake in LMG Chemicals Corp. to an industrial auctioneer for P405 million.  In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, Chemphil said it signed a share purchase agreement on October 20 with buyers Dominic Sytin and Robinson Siao for the sale of 127.58 million shares of LMG at P3.17 apiece.  The closing and completion of the sale is subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions including the conduct of a tender offer by the buyers in accordance with the requirements of the Securities Regulation Code, it said.  Sytin is the founder and chief executive officer of United Auctioneers, Inc., a renowned auctioneer of various industrial, transport, and construction machines.  Last September, private holding firm Newmanholdings, Inc. withdrew its plan to acquire a 65.89-percent stake in LMG Chemicals, citing “unforeseen” events beyond the control of the parties.  In May this year, Chemphil had agreed to sell its 66 percent stake in LMG to Newmanholdings for P379.03 million or at P2.97 per share. Newmanholdings said at the time it believed LMG was a prospective backdoor-listing vehicle.  LMG is a listed firm that manufactures and distributes industrial chemicals such as caustic soda and sulfur, among others.

February 9, 2010
- Listed Chemical Industries of the Philippines, Inc. (Chemphil) is finalizing the sale of its stake in its wholly-owned subsidiary LMG Chemicals Corp. to a local holding firm.
 "Chemphil and 3G holdings Corp., both majority shareholders of the company, have entered into a share purchase agreement with Sonato, Inc. for the sale of their respective shareholdings in the [LMG Chemicals] in the sum of P353.67 million," Chemphil said in a disclosure.   Under the deal, which is subject to an approval from corporate regulators, Sonato will buy LMG Chemical shares at P1.84 per share, 2.22% higher than the last closing price of P1.80 on March 4, 2004.  In 2007, LMG Chemicals, which has a market capitalization of P348.379 million, underwent corporate restructuring when it transferred its assets and liabilities to two wholly owned subsidiaries, Chemphil Manufacturing Corp. and LMG Landco.   "The primary purpose of the proposed sale is to generate funds to cover retirement benefits cost," the firm said.  LMG Chemicals subsidiary KPC produces aluminum sulphate for Manila Water Co. and Maynilad Water Services, Inc. while Chemphil Manufacturing makes sulfuric acid, oleum, detergent sulfur, and other industrial chemicals.  "The transaction is expected to increase retained earnings, which will be made available for future dividends declaration."

February 14, 2005 - One of the countrys biggest chemical manufacturers vowed yesterday never again to be suspected of polluting the environment. At a press lunch in Pasig, officials of LMG Chemicals said they are doing their best to ensure that the operation of the companys sulfuric acid plant will never again be stopped due to environment issues.   "Never again!" said Jose C. Fernandez Jr., LMGs general manager. "Our last closure was a very traumatic experience. We really hope that such a thing would never happen again." LMG formally resumed its operation last month after the Pasig City government and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) temporarily lifted their cease-and-desist order on the plant, allowing it to be tested for the next 30 days. The tests are meant to evaluate the preventive measures and the enhanced Environmental Management Plan instituted in the plant. LMG was closed in September last year after it was suspected of being the source of a white smoke and foul odor that caused students from a local school to feel sick. Investigation later showed that the pollution was highly unlikely to have come from LMG.

2005 - The sulfuric acid plant operated under a Temporary Lifting Order (TLO) from January to October of 2005. This was due to the acid plant being closed in September 2004 on the presumption that LMG caused the gas emission incident in Barangay San Joaquin, Pasig City on 10 September 2004. There was, however, no conclusive evidence pointing to LMG. After LMG complied with requirements, a Permanent Lifting Order (PLO) from the City Government of Pasig was issued on October 10, 2005, while the PLO from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources was received on October 25, 2005.

2004 - The combined production output of sulfuric acid and detergent sulfur plants in 2004 was 38% lower than 2003. The significant drop in production volume is largely due to the closure of the sulfuric acid plant in September.  Total sales volume performance in 2004 was 71% of the sales volume in 2003. This performance is relatively good considering that normal operations were unduly disrupted in the last four months of the year.

2003 - The total production output of the sulfuric acid plant and the detergent sulfur plant in 2003 was 14% higher than that of 2002. This was largely due to the fact that LMG improved significantly the operational integrity of the acid plant. It had also implemented a more rigorous and comprehensive preventive maintenance program.  At the same time it rehabilitated several major plant facilities and equipment.

MTPD - Metric Tonne per Day           STPD - Short Ton per Day
MTPA - Metric Tonne per Annum      STPA - Short Ton per Annum
SA - Single Absorption
DA - Double Absorption

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