Adisseo is Progressing in the Construction of its Methionine Plant in Nanjing, China

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The group Adisseo, a world leader in nutritional feed ingredients, says construction is progressing well on its new, fully integrated Rhodimet AT 88 methionine plant at the Nanjing Chemical Industrial Park, Jiangsu Province, The Peoples Republic of China.

The group Adisseo, a world leader in nutritional feed ingredients, says construction is progressing well on its new, fully integrated Rhodimet® AT 88 methionine plant at the Nanjing Chemical Industrial Park, Jiangsu Province, The Peoples Republic of China.

The plant is being built in conjunction with Adisseo’s parent company China National Bluestar. The plant will begin production of Rhodimet AT 88 in two phases. The first phase is planned for April 2013 with the production of 70 thousand metric tons of Rhodimet AT 88 per year. The plant’s full capacity, 140 thousand metric tons per year, will be realized in the second phase.

The new, fully integrated plant converts basic raw materials such as propylene and sulphur to intermediate products and then to liquid methionine.

Construction began in August 2010. More than 1,200 workers are currently employed in plant construction at the site.

Asia and China in particular are the fastest growing areas for poultry production and thus methionine consumption. Adisseo is clearly committed to serving its customers and to assisting them in their own long-term expansion.

This project aligns with Adisseo’s commitment to occupational safety, sustainable development and environmental protection by developing and implementing the best available technologies.

About the Adisseo Group:
The Adisseo Group is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of nutritional solutions for animals. It designs, manufactures and markets four families of animal feed additives: Rhodimet®, an essential amino acid for monogastric animals (poultry, pigs, etc.); Metasmart® and Smartamine®, a unique methionine range for ruminants; Rovabio®, a multi-enzyme specialty which improves the digestibility of raw materials and Microvit®, a complete range of vitamins.

Additionally, in 2007 Adisseo further strengthened its position in the field of sulphur products, which are vital for the production of methionine.

In October 2011, Adisseo acquired Innov’ia, one of the European leaders in the design and contract processing of powdered and granulated ingredients for the food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals industries.

Through this transaction, Adisseo Group has strengthened its expertise in the formulation of additives, in research and development and in industrial transfer. With three production sites, 110 salaried staff and a research and development center, Innov'ia has more than 500 listed clients.

Worldwide, Adisseo Group employs 1,400 people, has five research and development divisions and seven production facilities in France, Spain and in the United States. Its global distribution network covers more than 2,500 clients in more than 100 countries. In 2010, the Group's sales exceeded 1 billion Euro ($1.4 billion).

Adisseo Group is one of the main subsidiaries of China National BlueStar, a key player in the chemical industry in China with 27,000 staff and sales of 5.2 billion Euros ($7 billion).

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