18 November 2013 11:06 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s production of vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) increased by 22% year on year in September to 45,102 tonnes, industry data showed on Monday.
Domestic shipments of VAM for the production of polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) also rose by 22% to 32,022 tonnes from the same time a year earlier, according to the Sakubi POVAL Kogyokai (VAM-PVOH Industry Association).
Adhesives shipments were up 14% to 2,275 tonnes, the data showed.
Japan’s output of PVOH increased by 24% year on year to 17,413 tonnes in September, according to the association.
Domestic shipments of PVOH for the production of Vinylon fibres rose strongly to 2,826 tonnes from the year earlier, based on the statistics.
Shipments of PVOH for adhesives stood at 1,533 tonnes, down 23% from the previous year, the figures showed.
Exports of PVOH rose by 27% to 9,180 tonnes from the year before, according to the association.
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