China Xinjiang Dushanzi runs ADA unit at lower rates after restart

23 April 2014 14:46 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Xinjiang Dushanzi TianLi High & New Technology is running its 75,000 tonne/year adipic acid (ADA) plant at lower rate of 40-50% after it was restarted in early this week, a company source said on Wednesday.

“The plant was restarted two days ago, but the operating rate is very low, only 40-50%,” the source said but declined to share more details.

The plant located at Xinjiang province in northwest China was shut for catalyst change at the end of February, according to earlier story from ICIS.

However, the restart date was delayed due to some technical issue, according to the source.

ADA is used in the manufacture of nylon 6,6 - or polyamide 6,6 -, polyurethanes (PU), plasticisers, hexamethylene adipate, thermo PUs and resins for shoe soles.

By Judith Wang