China’s Shandong Hualu-Hengsheng keeps one ADA line in Dezhou shut

14 November 2013 09:10  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China's Shandong Hualu-Hengsheng Chemical has been operating only one of its two 80,000 tonne/year adipic acid (ADA) lines at Dezhou in Shandong province throughout 2013, because of weak demand, a company source said on Thursday.

While one ADA line has been operating at full capacity since December 2012, the producer has kept its other ADA line at the same site shut because demand has not improved this year, the source added.

According to the source, the restart of the second ADA line will depend on the market outlook.

Domestic ADA prices were assessed at yuan (CNY) 10,100-12,400/tonne ($1,658-2,036/tonne) DEL (delivered) east China on 13 November, unchanged from 8 November, according to Chemease, an ICIS service in China.

ADA is used primarily in the production of nylon 6,6 (polyamide 6,6) as well as in the manufacture of polyurethane (PU), which is found in shoe soles and polyester resins.

($1 = CNY6.09)

Additional reporting by Max Fang

By: Viola Pan
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