Japan's VAM production increases 17% in August

08 October 2013 19:19  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s production of vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) increased by 17% year on year to 53,998 tonnes in August, official data from an industry association showed on Tuesday.

Domestic shipments of VAM for the production of polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) rose by 9% to 39,493 tonnes from a year earlier, while shipments of VAM for adhesives was down by 24% to 2,321 tonnes, according to the Sakubi POVAL kogyokai, a VAM and PVOH industry association.

Meanwhile, output of PVOH was up by 11% year on year to 20,154 tonnes, based on the data.

Domestic shipments of PVOH for vinylon fibre fell by 15% to 5,370 tonnes, while shipments of PVOH for adhesives declined by 7% to 1,670 tonnes, the statistics showed.

By: Tomomi Yokomura
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