In 2014, by application type, vinyl acetate monomer
(VAM) was the largest application segment for the market accounting for 33% of the global acetic acid consumption.
Vinyl acetate monomer
is a highly flammable liquid that is also a chronic respiratory irritant.
Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) reported on Thursday a rise in its list and off-list selling prices for vinyl acetate monomer
in Asia in view of recent market conditions.
Vinyl acetate monomer
is the key ingredient used in manufacturing adhesives, owing to its superior fiber forming, adhesives, electrical and optical properties.
SipChem manufactures and markets methanol, butanediol, tetrahydrofuran, acetic acid, acetic anhydride, vinyl acetate monomer
, as well as carbon monoxide through its various affiliates.
Demand and production volume forecasts for the Vinyl Acetate Monomer
(VAM) markets of all major countries: the US, Canada, Germany, France, Russia, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Poland, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina.
The plant, owned by the Guangxi Guangwei Chemical Company, mainly produces polyvinyl acetate, calcium carbide and vinyl acetate monomer
- chemicals used in making paints, adhesives and coatings, Xinhua said.
They begin by describing the fundamentals of integrated process design, then get into specifics by describing case studies relating to process synthesis using the hierarchical approach, synthesis of separator systems, reactor/separation/recycling systems, phenol hydrogenation to cyclohexone, alkylation of benzene by propylene to cumene, vinyl chloride monomer processing, fatty-ester synthesis by catalytic distillation, isobutane alkylation, vinyl acetate monomer
processing, acrylonitrile by propene ammoxidation, biochemical processes for nitrogen oxide removal, polyvinylchloride manufacturing by suspension polymerization, biodiesel and bioethanol manufacturing.
Dow, Midland, MI, announced that it has ended force majeure for vinyl acetate monomer
at the Texas City, TX, plant, which is owned by Union Carbide, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dow.
Its initial market inquiry showed both companies compete directly as makers of acetic acid, vinyl acetate monomer
(VAM) and acetic anhydride chemical intermediaries used by industry.
This is because paint and coatings manufacturers do not buy oil directly, but products further down the chain such as vinyl acetate monomer
and others where impact of higher crude oil prices tends to be muted.
The breakthrough will make SABIC a global producer of acetic acid, which has wide ranging industrial applications including production of vinyl acetate monomer
(VAM), acetic anhydride, acetates, and purified terephthalic acid (PTA).