Dixie Chemical Announces ASA Sales Control

ASA Paper Sizing Products Important Update


August 27, 2014

Due to a recent fire at a major ethylene facility and other ethylene shortages, the primary supplier of Normal Alpha Olefin (NAO) fractions used for Alkenyl Succinic Anhydride (ASA) products has implemented sales control for NAO. The NAO sales control has caused a severe raw material shortage outside of Dixie’s control. As a result, Dixie has been forced to implement an ASA sales control for paper sizing products and has thereby notified its ASA customers under the excuse for non-performance and force majeure provisions of its contracts.

Dixie Chemical is a leading producer of ASA products for the paper sizing industry.  Our staff provides expert support to the paper industry on all of our ASA products.  Known to improve print quality by inhibiting the natural tendency of paper to absorb liquids, our ASA line is manufactured under strict quality standards.

About Dixie

Since 1946 Dixie Chemical has been committed to manufacturing high-quality, high-performance products that improve our world. With 300 customers in 25 countries, Dixie Chemical is a catalyst for developing team-based solutions in the thermoset materials, alkaline paper sizing, and fuel and lube markets. For more information, visit www.dixiechemical.com.