The ICIS Adipic Acid reports are covered weekly in Asia and Europe by our locally based price reporters.
The news and analysis within the reports include spot and contract information, general overviews, upstream and downstream market movements as well as graphs and freight rates, when applicable to the market at the time. This independent and unbiased market information is crucial if you are involved in the Adipic Acid or related markets in order to make confident commercial decisions.
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Adipic acid: Market overview
Updated to Q2 2017
A balanced-to-tight condition has now firmly been established in the European adipic acid market. Neither sellers nor buyers are currently forecasting a return to the fundamentally long market that prevailed over the previous two years or more. The former have adopted a more confident posture and are resolved continue to operate on a basis that ensures positive margins. However, production issues that aggravated tightness of supply cannot be expected to endure indefinitely. Also, if prices should continue to rise, Europe could might again become more attractive to producers elsewhere in the world.
The Asian adipic acid price uptrend may slow down in the second quarter amid lower feedstock prices and the rising new supply from China. China’s Taiyuan Chemical New Material Co is expected to start up its new 140,000 tonne/year plant by mid-year, which may put a cap on a further price increase. Downstream users have resisted further price incrreases as they could not pass on the cost to their customers.
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Adipic Acid Methodology
About Adipic acid
Adipic acid is a white, crystalline compound and is primarily used in the production of nylon 6,6. It is also used to produce polyurethanes, as a reactant to form plasticisers, lubricant components and polyester polyols.
Feedstocks include benzene, cyclohexane (CX) and ammonia.
Key end-user products include automotive textiles, shoes and shoe soles. Other outlets are as a food ingredient in gelatines, desserts and other foods that require acidulation.
Exposure to adipic acid irritates the eyes, nose and throat as well as affecting the respiratory system.
Adipic acid decomposes on heating, producing toxic and corrosive fumes of valeric acid and other substances.