France’s Rhodia mulls ADA output cuts in S Korea on weak demand

27 June 2012 06:46  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--France’s Rhodia Polyamide is mulling cutting production at its 140,000 tonne/year adipic acid (ADA) plant in Onsan, South Korea, because of weak demand, a company source said on Wednesday.

“We plan to reduce the operating rate to around 80% in July from [the] current 90-95%, because the demand is very weak,” the source said.

The market situation is not expected to improve in the next two months, the source said.

Some regional producers in China and Japan are currently running their ADA units at reduced rates in light of persistently soft demand, industry sources said.

ADA is primarily used in the production of nylon 6,6 (polyamide 6,6), as well as in the manufacture of polyurethane, which is used in the soles of shoes and in polyester resins.

By: Judith Wang
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