19 December 2012 06:58 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Liaoyang Petrochemical, a subsidiary of state-owned oil giant PetroChina, plans to shut its 140,000 tonne/year adipic acid (ADA) plant for scheduled maintenance in April, 2013, a company source said on Wednesday.
“We plan to shut down our plant in April, next year,” the source said, adding that the shutdown will likely last for around one month.
The plant is located at Liaoyang in China’s northeastern Liaoning province.
Chinese domestic ADA producers include Liaoyang Petrochemical, Shandong Haili, Shandong Hongye, Xinjiang Tianli and Henan Shenma.
ADA is primarily used in the production of nylon 6,6 (or polyamide 6,6), as well as in the manufacturing of polyurethane (PU), which is used in the soles of shoes and in polyester resins.
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