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Solvay optimizes adipic acid production at its Chalampé plant in France

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solvay logo As part of its ongoing efforts to optimize its adipic acid production line, Solvay Polyamide & Intermediates is installing a new process at its industrial plant in Chalampé (France) aimed at reducing the plant’s energy consumption by 8MW and CO2 emissions by 11,000 tonnes annually.

“This programme announced last 21 June is in place, and we are perfectly aligned with the schedule and deployment stages. As planned, the intervention will require the shutdown of the manufacturing process. The plant’s adipic acid production will therefore be shut down in early October,” pointed out Christophe Bertrand, Industrial Director of Polyamide & Intermediates.

The deployment of this new process will require five weeks of work. However, a complete restart of the plant’s adipic acid production is not envisaged. “We will adjust our production to changes in demand,” explained Yannick Adnot, Director of Polyamide & Intermediates Europe. “Faced with the uncertainty of long market conditions, with an offer exceeding the demand, it is our responsibility as a manufacturer to optimize our production accordingly. That too is part of our commitment to maintain and grow our business sustainably,” he indicated.

As a reminder, this investment programme aims to tighten control over the plant’s costs by strongly reducing its energy consumption. It demonstrates the Solvay Group's commitment to operational excellence through energy efficiency programmes and initiatives aimed at reducing its carbon footprint. This initiative is in line with the sustainable development commitments and objectives set by the Group.

Source: Solvay

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