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 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.
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