Russia's only methyl acetate, synthetic acetic acid plant shuts

15 April 2010 10:11  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS news)--Russia's Azot Nevinnomyssk has shut its methyl acetate and synthetic acetic acid production facilities for scheduled maintenance, the company said on Thursday.

The turnaround was due to be completed in the second half of May, the company said.

Azot Nevinnomyssk, which is based in the Stavropol region of southern Russia, is the country's only producer of methyl acetate and synthetic acetic acid.

It produces some 170,000 tonnes/year of acetic acid and about 10,000 tonnes/year of methyl acetate.

The plant, which is controlled by Russia's EuroChem, also produces ammonia, urea and methanol.

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By: Sergei Blagov
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