13 March 2013 08:50 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Asahi Kasei will shut its 120,000 tonne/year adipic acid (ADA) plant at Nobeoka in Miyazaki prefecture in early May for a scheduled turnaround, a company source said on Wednesday.
The plant will be shut around 7 May and the restart is expected to be around early June, the source said.
The plant is running at around 90% capacity currently and the company is building stocks ahead of the major annual shutdown, according to the source.
ADA is primarily used in the production of nylon 6,6 (or polyamide 6,6), as well as the manufacture of polyurethane (PU), which is used in the soles of shoes and in polyester resins.
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