25 August 2006 09:56 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Invista is unlikely to purchase any more cyclohexane feedstock for its Wilton adipic acid plant until September because of production problems at the Teesside, UK facility, CX market sources said on Friday.
They said Invista had informed its suppliers of the Wilton production problems on Tuesday (22 August). The operating problems first emerged over the weekend of 19-20 August, the CX market sources were told.
No confirmation was immediately available from Invista, and it was not known to what extent Wilton adipic acid production had been affected. The Wilton plant has an annual capacity of about 270,000 tonnes/year.Cyclohexane producers said the feedstock constraints would add only a little supply relief to a rather tight CX market following the outage at Total's Antwerp plant following a fire.
However, buyers said the supply tightness was overrated as there was significant spare CX production capacity in Europe.
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