10 April 2013 15:47 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Acrylic acid (AA) producer Momentive Specialty Chemicals will enter into a planned maintenance turnaround at its plant in Sokolov, Czech Republic, a source from the company said on Wednesday.
“We have a shutdown in May,” the source said. “This is an annual shutdown.”
The maintenance will take place on one of its two lines over the course of three to four weeks, the source said.
Momentive has the capacity to produce 55,000 tonnes of AA per year. The source said the plant would run at approximately 50% of capacity during the outage.
AA and its esters readily combine with themselves or other monomers, forming homopolymers or copolymers that are used in the manufacture of various plastics, coatings, adhesives, elastomers, floor polishes and paints.
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