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Rohm puts MMA on sales control in Europe

September 16/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- RohmRohm (Darmstadt, Germany) says it has put methyl methacrylate (MMA) on sales control in Europe, effective immediately, said Chemweek.

This step is necessary as demand has increased and raw material availability is limited, it says, giving no further details.

The company, however, announced in July it planned to shut down its MMA plant at Worms, Germany, between 7-30 September for planned maintenance. Rohm raised its prices on 1 July by between 2-4% for MMA and other methacrylate monomer products in Europe for the second time this year. Rohm, the former methacrylates business of Evonik Industries, was sold to private equity firm Advent International last year.

We remind that, as MRC reported before, Rohm (Darmstadt, Germany) says it will shut down its MMA plant at Worms, Germany, for over three weeks in September for planned maintenance. The plant will be closed on 730 September. Located in Worms, Germany, the plant has a production capacity of 225,000 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 ScanPlast report, Russia's overall PVC production reached 557,000 tonnes in the first seven months of 2020, up by 1% year on year. Only three Russian producers managed to increase their output.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:acryl, akrilonitril-stirol-akrilat (ASA), PVH, EPVC, PVC paste, SPVC, metilmetakrilat (MMA), metilamin, hlormetan, MMA (metilmetakrilat).
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