04 June 2012 19:48 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Rhodia Polyamide & Intermediates is continuing repair work at its Paulinia adipic acid (ADA) plant in Brazil, which was damaged when a fire destroyed the electrical cabinets and control room on 16 May and caused the company to declare a force majeure, sources said on Monday.
A company spokesperson the plant is estimated to be operational within a few weeks and back to normal production of ADA sometime between the end of June and the middle of July, about six to eight weeks after the mishap.
The company is following allocation measures, as stipulated in its contracts with customers.
The ICIS Plants and Projects database shows Rhodia as having an ADA capacity of 85,000 tonnes/year at the Paulinia facility. The database shows Rhodia also has ADA production capacities of 140,000 tonnes/year in South Korea and 300,000 tonnes/year in France.
A Rhodia spokesperson said the facilities in South Korea and France were providing ADA to the Brazilian nylon production unit while the Paulinia plant is not operating.
Additionally, the spokesperson said the company is still able to provide nylon material to meet its customers’ needs.
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