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Rohm puts MMA on sales control, will shut four plants for maintenance

January 12/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Rohm (Darmstadt, Germany) has put methyl methacrylate (MMA) and all its other methacrylate monomer products in Europe on sales control with immediate effect, said Chemweek.

The sales control measure has been imposed due to a shortage of raw material, it says. The company has also separately announced it will carry out planned maintenance on four of its MMA and methacrylate production facilities in Germany, China, and the US in the first half of 2021.

Rohms plant at Worms, Germany, is scheduled to be shut down from 10-22 March, while its facility at Fortier, Louisiana, will also be closed in March but with no specific start date given for the two-week maintenance program. The MMA plant at Wesseling, Germany, is scheduled to be shut down from 19 May-26 June, with Rohms MMA plant at Shanghai, China, planned for a 10-day closure starting mid-June, it says.

In December 2020 Rohm raised its prices for MMA and other methacrylate monomer products, effective as of 1 January 2021. It also hiked prices for the same products in October and November.

In a market update earlier in December it highlighted a tightening of the MMA market, with prices surging in Asia and continuously firming in Europe on strong demand in critical end-user applications such as coatings, construction, and healthcare. The market was also suffering from production and supply issues that are limiting availability, with prices for raw materials such as acetone also on the rise, it said.

In October 2020 Rohm lifted sales control in Europe for MMA after resuming production following annual maintenance at its Worms plant, having imposed it mid-September due to increased demand and limited availability of raw materials. The Worms plant has a production capacity of 225,000 metric tons/year of MMA, while the Wesseling facility has a nameplate capacity of 95,000 metric tons/year of MMA.

As per MRC, despite the coronavirus pandemic, the demand for unmixed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in Russia did not decrease at the end of 2020, but actually remained at the level a year earlier. At the same time, prices hit record highs and continue to rise.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:acryl, PVC, akrilonitril, EPVC, SPVC, metilmetakrilat (MMA), metilamin, hlormetan, MMA (metilmetakrilat), Rohm and Haas.
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