Unigel restarts acrylonitrile plant in Mexico

07 August 2012 18:02  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Unigel Quimica has restarted its 60,000 tonne/year acrylonitrile (ACN) plant in Coatzacoalcos in the Mexican state of Veracruz, and on Tuesday has plans to reach its full operating rate.

Unigel did not say when it halted production at the plant.

Production at the plant had been halted because the manufacturing cost – feedstocks and operational costs – was greater than the market price for ACN. Prior to that, production had been limited to meet only contractual obligations and some domestic needs.

With the recent improvement in market dynamics – feedstock costs and increased buying interest – the plant began production efforts again.

The ACN produced by Unigel is used in the textile and leather industries, plastic manufacturing, water treatment, decorative and automotive paints, brake linings, awnings and fibres.

By: Wesley Busch
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