Rising production of vinyl acetate monomer
(VAM) as a result of growth in automotive and construction industries of emerging economies including China and India is expected to remain a key driving force.
Effective immediately, or as contracts otherwise allow, the company will increase the price of Vinyl Acetate Monomer
by CNY200/MT in China and by USD60/MT in AOC (Asia Outside China)
Nanjing is the largest integrated site in the Celanese global manufacturing network, with six production units including acetic acid and vinyl acetate monomer
(VAM), several units from Celanese's Ticona business, and the existing emulsions plant, www.celanese-emulsions.com.
* Acetyls--Acetic acid and vinyl acetate monomer
(VAM) process technologies using highly-selective, low-pressure catalytic processes.
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.
- and 75,000 t/y of butanediol (BDO) and maleic anhydride (MAH) in Phase-1 to be on stream in late 2005, with the PMC being Fluor Daniel; and 275,000 t/y of vinyl acetate monomer
(VAM), and 250,000 acetic acid in Phase-2 to be on stream in late 2005.
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.
Acetic acid is the main basic material for vinyl acetate monomer
(VAM) that is used to produce polyvinyl acetate (PVAc).
Best opportunities for growth in derivatives demand are expected in terephthalic acid, acetic acid esters and vinyl acetate monomer
. Strongest growth in US acetic acid demand will be attributable to production of terephthalic acid and acetic acid esters.