23 May 2013 14:06 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Russian acrylic acid (AA) producer Sibur has stopped producing ethyl acrylate (ethyl-A) to concentrate on producing methyl acrylate (methyl-A), a source from the company said on Thursday.
Sibur is producing 6,000 tonnes/year of methyl-A at its plant in the eastern industrial area of Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod in Russia, and distributing the material from its tank in Antwerp, Belgium.
“We are producing in Russia and bringing methyl-A to Oiltanking, Antwerp,” the Sibur source said. “We have T1 and T2 product for the EU and for export.”
The source added that Sibur would have 500 tonnes of methyl-A available per month.
“We can support customers. We have customs-cleared and uncleared product there,” the source explained.
Methyl-A is the methyl ester of acrylic acid. It is mainly produced to make acrylate fibre, which is used to weave synthetic carpets.
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