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Celanese Discontinues Production of Monomethylamine at Cangrejera

Mexico: Celanese, the manufacturer of chemical solutions and specialty materials, has planned to stop the production and distribution of MMA at its production unit in Cangrejara.  The company would go on with the production of dimethylamine (DMA) and trimethylamine (TMA) and would primarily focus on the production of amines and other acetyl products in the same facility. In coming years, this production unit would only cater to the dimethylamine (DMA) and trimethylamine (TMA) production. In order to support the market growth of the company’s amines business globally, the production equipment have been completely converted to produce higher volumes of dimethylamine (DMA) and trimethylamine (TMA)

TechSci Research depicts that the closure of MMA production operations at Cangrejera would affect the market synthetic rubber in the country. However, the company would recuperate its revenues by increased production of DMA and TMA.

According to the recent report published by TechSci Research China Synthetic Rubber Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020”, the synthetic rubber market in China is projected to cross USD12 billion by 2020.  This growth is anticipated on the back of continuously rising production output of the domestic tyre industry along with increasing demand for synthetic rubber from various other industries, such as polymer modification, footwear, asphalt modification and adhesives. Major global tyre manufacturers have set up their production facilities in China, in order to capitalize on the growing synthetic rubber demand in the country. Sinopec Corporation and PetroChina are the largest players operating in the synthetic rubber market of the country. Few of the other major global players having business presence in China include TSRC Corporation, LCY Chemical Corp. and Lanxess.

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