ZAP to run melamine plant at full rates by end of next week

18 April 2012 18:10  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Zaklady Azotowe Pulawy’s (ZAP) 16,000 tonne/year melamine line will come back on stream by the end of next week, a source from the company said on Wednesday.

Poland’s ZAP shut one of the lines at its 96,000 tonne/year plant five weeks ago for maintenance.

“With our production, we are running at almost 100%,” a source from the company said. “This one line at the Melamine I plant should be running by the end of next week.”

ZAP’s Melamine I plant, in Pulawy, eastern Poland, has the capacity to produce 32,000 tonnes/year. The outage was initially expected to last for three weeks and reduce output by 1,000 tonnes.

Melamine is combined with formaldehyde to produce melamine resin, a durable thermosetting plastic used in heat-resistant, wipe-clean plastic laminate and melamine foam.

By: Helena Strathearn
+44 208 652 3214

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