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Methacrylic Acid
Methacrylic Acid
Methacrylic Acid
C4H6O2

About Methacrylic Acid. Methacrylic Acid (a.k.a. MAA) is an organic compound in the carboxylic acid class, a viscous, colorless liquid, with an acrid unpleasant odor. MAA can be found naturally in chamomile oil, and its industrial production began in the 1930s. Currently, it is mainly used as a precursor to its esters, most notably methyl methacrylate (MMA) and poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA).

Methacrylic Acid Handling. Methacrylic Acid is inhibited with alkylphenols, hydroquinone, or the methyl ether of hydroquinone (MEHQ), prolonging the shelf life of commercial products. It should be stored under an atmosphere containing 5 to 21% oxygen, in temperatures between 20 and 25 °C, and in glass or stainless steel containers. Methacrylic Acid is transported in tank trucks and rail cars in insulated containers. Methacrylic acid is highly flammable (flash point at 68°C) in its liquid and vapor form, so it should be transported and stored away from heat sources in tightly closed containers. Its storage should also be in well ventilated areas.

Methacrylic Acid Production. Raw materials and the respective production processes employed in the manufacturing of Methacrylic Acid are listed below.

  • Propylene + sulfuric acid (C-3 Route, ACH process, acetone cyanohydrin as intermediate),
  • Propylene (C-3 Route, Mitsubishi process, acetone cyanohydrin as intermediate),
  • Ethylene (C-2 Route, propanal as intermediate),
  • Isobutane or isobutylene (C-4 Route, methacrolein as intermediate)

Methacrylic Acid Uses.The uses and applications of Methacrylic Acid may vary according to its specification. The main forms of Methacrylic Acid are pure/glacial grade (99% minimum purity); crude monomer grade (85% minimum purity); and 40% aqueous solution.

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  • Methacrylic Acid, US (United States): Methacrylic Acid, export transaction price, fob, United States
  • Methacrylic Acid, EUR (Europe): Methacrylic Acid, export transaction price, fob, Germany
  • Methacrylic Acid, SAM (South America): Methacrylic Acid, import transaction price, cif, Brazil
  • Methacrylic Acid, SEA (Southeast Asia): Methacrylic Acid, import transaction price, cif, India
  • Methacrylic Acid, CN (China): Methacrylic Acid, import transaction price, cif, China

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Methacrylic Acid Price Outlook. The price of Methacrylic Acid (United States) increased during April 2019 to 2,710 USD per metric ton, which represents a considerable rise of 18% compared to the previous month’s value. On a year-over-year basis, the prices of Methacrylic Acid (United States) decreased modestly by 3%. Meanwhile, the average price of Methacrylic Acid (China) amounted to 2,680 USD per metric ton, from 3,760 USD per metric ton one year earlier. On a month-over-month basis, the price of Methacrylic Acid (China) is 6% lower than the price one month before.

The price of Methacrylic Acid (Southeast Asia) declined throughout April 2019, reaching 2,360 USD per metric ton.  The price is 7% lower than the average price in the previous month and 33% lower than the average price one year before. In contrast, the prices of Methacrylic Acid (Europe) increased modestly during April 2019, reaching 2,450 USD per metric ton, which means a rise of 3% from the previous month’s price and a decline of 7% from the previous year’s price. 

The prices of Methacrylic Acid (South America) experienced a modest decline of 60 USD per metric ton from the prior month's price, to 2,850 USD per metric ton. Such price movement meant a decrease of 2% on a monthly basis and a decrease of 14% on a yearly basis.

About Methacrylic Acid. Methacrylic Acid (a.k.a. MAA) is an organic compound in the carboxylic acid class, a viscous, colorless liquid, with an acrid unpleasant odor. MAA can be found naturally in chamomile oil, and its industrial production began in the 1930s. Currently, it is mainly used as a precursor to its esters, most notably methyl methacrylate (MMA) and poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA).

Methacrylic Acid Handling. Methacrylic Acid is inhibited with alkylphenols, hydroquinone, or the methyl ether of hydroquinone (MEHQ), prolonging the shelf life of commercial products. It should be stored under an atmosphere containing 5 to 21% oxygen, in temperatures between 20 and 25 °C, and in glass or stainless steel containers. Methacrylic Acid is transported in tank trucks and rail cars in insulated containers. Methacrylic acid is highly flammable (flash point at 68°C) in its liquid and vapor form, so it should be transported and stored away from heat sources in tightly closed containers. Its storage should also be in well ventilated areas.

Methacrylic Acid Production. Raw materials and the respective production processes employed in the manufacturing of Methacrylic Acid are listed below.

  • Propylene + sulfuric acid (C-3 Route, ACH process, acetone cyanohydrin as intermediate),
  • Propylene (C-3 Route, Mitsubishi process, acetone cyanohydrin as intermediate),
  • Ethylene (C-2 Route, propanal as intermediate),
  • Isobutane or isobutylene (C-4 Route, methacrolein as intermediate)

Methacrylic Acid Uses.The uses and applications of Methacrylic Acid may vary according to its specification. The main forms of Methacrylic Acid are pure/glacial grade (99% minimum purity); crude monomer grade (85% minimum purity); and 40% aqueous solution.

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