China's December adipic acid imports fall 61% year on year

01 March 2010 12:10  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--China’s imports of adipic acid in December fell by 61% year on year as domestic production was sufficient to cover demand, industry sources said on Monday.

China imported 4,279 tonnes of adipic acid in December, down 61% from the same month in 2008, according to official statistics from China Customs.

However, the country's imports of adipic acid in December increased by 46% from November due to good downstream production of polyurethane, market observers said.

Adipic acid is primarily used in the production of nylon 6,6, as well as in the manufacturing of polyurethanes, which is used in shoe soles and polyester resins. Nylon 6,6, is used in the manufacturing of tyre cord. 

Major adipic producers in China include PetroChina Liaoyang Petrochemical, Shandong Bohui, Shenma Pingdingshan and Shandong Hongye.

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