07 November 2010 22:24 [Source: ICIS news]
RIO DE JANEIRO (ICIS)--Growing consumption of ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) by China's solar-power industry as an encapsulant for solar modules is strengthening demand for feedstock vinyl acetate monomer (VAM), an acetyls source said on Sunday.
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EVA producer Solutia cited an industry report as saying
Polyvinyl butyral (PVB) another VAM end use, is seeing increased demand from automobile production, which uses the material to make windows, the source said on the sidelines of the 30th Latin American Petrochemical Association (APLA) annual meeting in Rio de Janeiro.
The 2010 APLA conference opened on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro with nearly 800 delegates and runs through Tuesday.
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