S Korea’s LG MMA eyes start up of new MAA line in August

24 May 2012 10:47  [Source: ICIS news]

SANYA, China (ICIS)--South Korea’s LG MMA is planning to start its new 11,000 tonnes/year methacrylic acid (MAA) line in August, a company source said on Thursday.

The company currently operates an 11,000 tonne/year line in Yeosu, the source said at the sidelines of the 9th China International Acrylate & MMA Forum. The one-day event is being held in Sanya, Hainan, China on 24 May

The new line will double its nameplate capacity to 22,000 tonnes/year.

“We hope to operate it from early August if possible,” he added.

MAA is produced industrially on a large scale as a precursor to its esters, especially methyl methacrylate (MMA) and poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA).

LG MMA has three MMA production lines at the Yeosu site that have a combined capacity of 176,000 tonnes/year.

By: Junie Lin

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