29 June 2012 12:45 [Source: ICIS news]
The line is expected to run at 70% up to mid-July, with production loss estimated at around 4,000 tonnes, the source said.
The line was running at full tilt for most of June, as the company was supporting its Thai subsidiary Thai MMA, which is facing production constraints.
MRC, which is
“No customer is affected at the moment, as we still have stocks. However, we are expecting some customers to be affected in July and August, particularly customers in
Acetone and hydrogen cyanide are first reacted to produce acetone cyanohydrin. Sulphuric acid converts the cyanohydrin to methacrylamide sulphate. This is then treated with a methanol/water mixture and heated to form MMA and ammonium bisulphate.
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