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Koppers brought on-stream its phthalic anhydride unit in USA

October 18/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Koppers has restarted its phthalic anhydride (PA) unit following a maintenance turnaround, as per Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in the US informed that the company has resumed operations at the unit on October 10, 2019. The unit remained under maintenance for about 40 days.

Located in Stickney, Illinois, USA, the unit has a production capacity of 100,000 mt/year.

Phthalic anhydride is widely used in for the production of paints and varnishes and plasticizers for PVC products. In a small amount it is used in the manufacture of rubber products, tires. In addition, it is used in the light, pharmaceutical and electrical industries.

According to MRC's DataScope report, exports of suspension polyvinyl chloride (SPVC) into Russia totalled about 142,100 tonnes in the first nine months of 2019, up by 48% year on year. Imports increased by 211% year on year to 43,100 tonnes.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PVC, ftaleviy angidrid, SPVC, Koppers, Russia, USA.
Category:General News
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