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Tosoh shuts down ethylene amines plant, citing oversupply

7:27 AM MDT | June 18, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

Tosoh says it has decided to shut down one of the three ethylene amines production lines at the Nanyo complex at Yamaguchi, Japan. Recent global additions of ethylene amine plants have disrupted the ethylene amine supply-demand balance, softened amine markets, and decreased profitability, the company says. Global demand for amines is expected to grow, but the largest amines market—ethylene diamine (EDA)—will remain oversupplied for some time. Reduced profitability for EDA and poor market conditions generally are behind the shutdown.  ...

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