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Adipic Acid Price Trend and Forecast

Adipic Acid Production Cost Report: Operating Costs, Logistics, Utilities, Manufacturing Process, and Raw Material Requirements See more

Procurement Resource provides latest prices of Adipic Acid. Each price database is tied to a user-friendly graphing tool dating back to 2014, which provides a range of functionalities: configuration of price series over user defined time period; comparison of product movements across countries; customisation of price currencies and unit; extraction of price data as excel files to be used offline.

Adipic acid is an important raw material for the manufacture of thermoplastic polyurethanes and technical polymers based on polyamide 66. It is also used in the manufacture of plasticizers and lubricant components.

In 2021, the Chinese adipic acid price per ton was 2034 USD to 1654 USD from October to December. It was recorded at 2034 USD/MT from January to February in 2022. Due to the continuing Christmas season in the United States in 2021, demand stabilization from downstream polyamide had depressed market sentiment. South Asian imports had drastically decreased, signaling a change in the market's perspective. 

In December, the market price for the chemical in the United States was 2635 USD/MT FOB New Jersey. The North American region had winter holidays, which caused demand to stagnate and, in some cases, worsen. This had an impact on the overall market outlook for the quarter. In December, the FOB Qingdao price fell to 1856 USD/MT. China suffered with production as a result of its dual control policy. This led adipic acid manufacturers to limit operating rates. In Europe, market participants were required to maintain increasing pricing pressure due to consistent demand and tight supply. On a FOB basis, the prices jumped to 3279 USD/MT in December. 

Adipic acid prices were increased by specialty chemicals business LANXESS in December 2020. The cost per metric ton increased by 90 euros. An increase in the prices of the raw materials prompted the increase in adipic acid prices. 

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Adipic acid, a crystalline, white powder, is one of the most important dicarboxylic acids. It is primarily utilised in the production of nylon. It occurs rarely in nature. Small but considerate volumes of adipic acid are used in food products as a food additive. It has a tart taste and it is utilised as a flavouring and a gelling agent in jello or gelatines. It is also utilised in some calcium carbonate antacids to make them tart.

Product Details:

Report Features Details
Product Name Adipic Acid
Industrial Uses Nylon, Paper additives, Copolyamides and terpolymers, Unsaturated polyester resins (UPRS) , Plasticisers , Chemical intermediate, Solvents and lubricants, Electronics, Soil conditioners, Glass protection agents and briquetting agents, Leather tanning agents, Flue gas desulphurisation scrubbers, Cleaning aids
Chemical Formula C6H10O4 
Synonyms 124-04-9, Hexanedioic acid, Butane-1,4-dicarboxylic acid, Hexane-1,6-dioic acid , 1,4-Butanedicarboxylic acid
Molecular Weight 146.14g/mol  
Supplier Database Asahi Kasei Corporation, Ascend Performance Materials LLC, Lanxess AG, Solvay SA, Invista (Koch Industries, Inc.)
Region/Countries Covered Asia Pacific: China , India, Indonesia, Pakistan,  Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand,  South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal,  Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore,  Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand

Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden,  Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland , Norway,  Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece

North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia,  Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after report delivery

Production Process:

  • Production of Adipic Acid from Cyclohexanone and Cyclohexanol via Oxidisation; from Butadiene via Carbonylation; and from Cyclohexene via Oxidative Cleavage

While producing Adipic Acid via oxidisation of cyclohexanol and cyclohexanone (together known as KA oil), cyclohexanol is first converted to the ketone, which releases nitrous acid. At last, KA oil is oxidised with the help of nitric acid to finally produce Adipic Acid through a multistep pathway.

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