Japan's VAM production increases 5% in April

17 June 2013 12:28  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s production of vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) rose by 5% year on year to 44,564 tonnes in April, official industry data showed on Monday.

The country’s domestic shipments of VAM for the production of polyvinyl alcohol (pvoh) increased by 18% to 36,081 tonnes in April from the same month a year before, according to Sakubi Poval kogyokai (VAM pvoh industry association).

Domestic shipments of VAM for adhesives, however, fell by 48% to 2,451 tonnes in April from the previous year, the data showed.  

Meanwhile, Japan’s output of pvoh increased by 20% year on year to 17,027 tonnes in April, based on the statistics.

Domestic shipments of pvoh for vinylon fibre production was up by 24% to 6,983 tonnes from the year-before period, the data showed.

Exports of pvoh stood at 8,226 tonnes, a 4% increase from the previous year, according to the association.

By: Franco Capaldo
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