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.
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
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