China's Tangshan Zhonghao to start up new ADA unit in H1 '14

20 November 2013 03:08  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Tangshan Zhonghao Chemical plans to start up its new 150,000 tonne/year adipic acid (ADA) unit in Hebei province in the first half of next year, a source close to the company said on Wednesday.

Construction work on the new unit in Tangshan city was completed on 16 November 2013, the source said.

The start-up may exert a downward pressure on the Chinese market, given a supply glut and weak demand, market sources said.

Major ADA producers in China include Shandong Haili Chemical, Liaoyang Petrochemical and Shandong Hongye Chemical Group Co.

Additional reporting by Max Fang

By: Viola Pan
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