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Adisseo expands Rhodimet production, temporarily shuts down factory

French amino acid supplier Adisseo starts implementing of its European investment programme announced in June last year by extending the production unit for methionine in response to continuing growth in global demand.

The first phase of this programme will be executed during the month of October 2011. Adisseo will carry out a very significant part of this work at the same time as the annual maintenance.
As a consequence, the entire methionine production chain will be shut down for a full month, which will affect all production sites and will last two weeks more than usual.
New MMP unit
The operation aims to build a new unit for intermediate production (MMP) in Roches-de-Condrieu and will improve processes in Burgos, Roussillon and Commentry sites.
The second phase of the investment will be performed in Q2 of 2012 after which the new capacities will be operational.
Adisseo has taken the necessary measures in order to minimize disruptions risks in the supply of Rhodimet to its key customers during the fourth quarter of 2011.
The company uses the best available technologies to have the expansions aligned with its commitment towards occupational safety, sustainable development and environmental protection.

Dick Ziggers

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