Japan’s Asahi Kasei shuts ADA unit for maintenance

15 May 2013 09:19  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Asahi Kasei has shut its 120,000 tonne/year adipic acid (ADA) plant at Nobeoka in Miyazaki prefecture on 13 May for a scheduled turnaround, a company source said on Wednesday.

The restart is expected to be after around one month, the source said.

The shutdown will not affect supply to their customers as the company had already built stocks prior to the maintenance.

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.

By: Judith Wang
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