Momentive Specialty Chemicals to restart Czech-based AA plant

15 May 2013 11:17  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Acrylic acid (AA) producer Momentive Specialty Chemicals will restart its plant in Sokolov, Czech Republic this weekend, following a planned turnaround, a source from the company said on Wednesday.

“Our turnaround is nearly done and we will be starting up this weekend again. We are in good shape,” the source said.

The producer shut down one of its two AA lines at the end of April for planned maintenance.

Momentive has the capacity to produce 55,000 tonnes of AA per year.

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.

By: Helena Strathearn
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