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Radici declares force majeure on adipic acid in Germany

February 12/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Radici Chimica (Bergamo, Italy) has declared force majeure on the production of adipic acid at its 80,000-metric tons/year plant in Zeitz, Germany, due to extreme cold weather conditions in central Germany, according to Chemweek.

With road and rail transport of hazardous materials suspended due to the extraordinary conditions, adipic acid production Уhas been seriously affected, and this has forced us to declare force majeure,Ф said Radici CEO Maurizio Radici in a letter to customers issued on 10 February. The company is currently assessing the amounts of adipic acid it will be able to supply to customers, he said.

Radici started production of adipic acid and nitric acid at its nylon intermediates complex at Zeitz in 2001.

As MRC informed earlier, RadiciGroup is investing EUR15m to purchase a production line for meltblown nonwoven, a material used in protective face masks. The move follows a shortage of the material in Italy. The synthetic fibre producer will manufacture meltblown nonwoven polymer filaments, the key component in personal protective equipment (PPE), saying that current supply in Europe is insufficient to keep up with the heightened demand brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

We remind that Russia's output of chemical products rose in November 2020 by 9.5% year on year. At the same time, production of basic chemicals increased in the first eleven months of 2020 by 6.6% year on year, according to Rosstat's data. According to the Federal State Statistics Service of the Russian Federation, polymers in primary form accounted for the greatest increase in the January-November 2020 output. November production of polymers in primary form rose to 896,000 tonnes from 852,000 tonnes in October. Overall output of polymers in primary form totalled 9,240,000 tonnes over the stated period, up by 17.1%  year on year.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:propylene, ethylene, medicine, petrochemistry, adhesives, clothes and accessories, Radici Group, Germany, Italy, Russia.
Category:General News
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