Russia’s DOS to restart MMA in November following shutdown

13 October 2009 17:48  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--Russian methly methacrylate (MMA) producer JSC Dzerzhinsk Orgsteklo (DOS) plans to restart production in November following a prolonged shutdown due to high energy and feedstock costs, a company source said on Tuesday.

DOS’s MMA  production at in Dzerzhinsk was shut down in June 2008 because of the rising price of sulphuric acid, as well as a 35% increase in energy costs.

“We are planning to start MMA [production] in November 2009. During November we will test the production line and test the process,” the source said.

“Starting December we are planning to have some polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and MMA for export,” he added.

The company was unable to give exact figures, but it has the nameplate capacity to produce 25,000 tonne/year of MMA, according to ICIS plants and projects.

($1 = €0.69)

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