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Rohm to shut down MMA plant at Worms, Germany, for maintenance

July 06/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Rohm (Darmstadt, Germany) says it will shut down its methyl methacrylate (MMA) plant at Worms, Germany, for over three weeks in September for planned maintenance, reported Chemweek.

The plant will be closed on 7Ц30 September, it says.

The company last month announced it was raising prices for its MMA and other methacrylate monomer products in Europe, effective 1 July. Prices were increased between 2% and 4% depending on the product and as agreements allow.

Located in Worms, Germany, the plant has a production capacity of 225,000 mt/year.

As MRC wrote earlier, Roehm planned to take off-stream its MMA plant in Germany on 5 June 2020. The plant was 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 the year, up 10% year on year. At the same time, PVC imports to the country grew by 1%,

Rohm, the former methacrylates business of Evonik Industries, was sold to private equity firm Advent International last year.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PVC, SPVC, metilmetakrilat (MMA), metilamin, hlormetan, Roehm, Germany, Rossiya.
Category:General News
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