26 July 2010 23:31 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--The US market for melamine will continue to be tight through the second half of 2010, a top Cytec Industries official said on Monday.
"The market will stay tight through 2010 and beyond into the foreseeable future," said Cytec global business manager Mike Driscoll.
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Driscoll attributed the tight
Melamine binds formaldehyde and reduces or prevents its emission. To meet emissions compliance requirements, producers of composite wood products consequently have increased the amount of melamine used in urea-formaldehyde resins.
A planned turnaround in October at Cytec's 80,000 tonne/year melamine plant at
Other melamine producers serving North America include European companies DSM and Borealis Agrolinz Melamine, and Trinidad-based Methanol Holdings.
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