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Jilin Petrochemical halts production at No. 3 MMA unit in China

June 19/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Jilin Petrochemical, has taken off-stream its No. 3 Methyl methacrylate (MMA) unit for a turnaround, as per Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in China informed that, the company started maintenance at the unit on June 15, 2020. The unit is expected to remain off-line for about two weeks.

Located in Jilin, China, the No. 3 MMA unit has a production capacity of 50,000 mt/year.

We remind that, as MRC reported earlier, Roehm has planned to take off-stream its MMA plant in June 2020. The company is likely to start turnaround at the plant on June 5, 2020. The plant is expected to remain under maintenance for about 10 days. Located in Wesseling, Germany, the plant has a production capacity of 95,000 mt/year.

The principal application, consuming approximately 75% of the MMA, is the manufacture of polymethyl methacrylate acrylic plastics (PMMA). Methyl methacrylate is also used for the production of the co-polymer methyl methacrylate-butadiene-styrene (MBS), used as a modifier for polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

According to MRC's DataScope report, exports of suspension polyvinyl chloride (SPVC) from Russia reached about 92,200 tonnes in the first five months of 2020, up by 10% year on year. At the same time, PVC imports to the country grew by 1% year on year. Last month's exports of Russian suspension (excluding shipments to the countries of the Customs Union ) were about 19,900 tonnes, compared to 23,600 tonnes in April. Thus, overall exports totalled 92,200 tonnes in the first five months of 2020 versus 83,800 tonnes a year earlier.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PVC, SPVC, MMA (metilmetakrilat), Roehm, Germany, China, Rossiya.
Category:General News
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