France’s Rhodia Polyamide to shut S Korea ADA plant in August

11 May 2011 08:22  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--France’s Rhodia Polyamide is planning to begin a two-to-three week turnaround at its 140,000 tonne/year adipic acid (ADA) plant at Onsan, South Korea, in August, a company source said on Wednesday.

The actual duration and dates will be confirmed closer to the date, the official said.

Of the plant's total output, 50,000 tonnes/year of ADA is sent to Asahi Kasei for distribution.

The Japanese producer’s 170,000 tonne/year cyclohexanol plant in Okayama prefecture is used to supply the feedstock for Rhodia's Onsan-based plant, according to a source from Asahi Kasei.

The planned maintenance will have no impact on contractual sales, the source added.

ADA prices were at around $2,700/tonne (€1,863/tonne) CFR (cost & freight) northeast Asia on Wednesday, down by $50/tonne from a week earlier because of weak demand, according to market players.

ADA is a raw material of polyester polyols, which are used to manufacture shoe soles.

($1 = €0.69)

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By: Heng Hui
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