Adipic Acid is available in the form of white crystalline powder (density of untamped powder: 0.63 - 0.65 g/cm³). The storage should respect certain conditions:  

  • Protected from humidity and bad weather conditions  

  • Stored a well-ventilated area  

  • Away from any source of heat and ignition. 

Transport & Packaging 

Adipic acid is transported in 25 kg bags, standard B type 500 or 1000 kg big bags, 1000 kg C type anti-static big bags. It can be also transported in bulk containers. Air pulsed bulk product is conveyed into road tanker or railway tank. Please consult your local Sales Representative for other packaging options.  


Adipic Acid is mainly used as a monomer for the production of polyamide 6.6 pellets and other polyamides or polymers in the field of Engineering Plastics, Textile Fibers and Industrial Yarns as well as Polyurethane for flexible and semi-rigid foams.  

Adipic Acid is also used as an intermediate for organic synthesis in the field of lubricants, plasticizers, wet strength resins, coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers, perfumes and cosmetics.  

In addition, Adipic Acid is used in formulation in the field of pH regulator and buffer and used as laboratory chemicals.  

Specifications Adipic Acid


Limiting value 

Testing method 

Adipic Acid  

min. 99.80 % wt 

251 CA 141 


max. 0.20 % wt  

251 CA 071 


max. 0.30 mg / kg 

251 CA 077 


min. 3.00 mg / kg 

252 CA 069 

Optical density at 275 nm (filtered) 

max. 0.020 

251 CA 076 

Ash content 

max. 4.00 mg / kg 

251 CA 142 

Colour in Ammoniacal Solution 

max. 5 Hazen 

251 CA 073 

Total nitrogen 

max 50 Mpm 

251 CA 144 

Melting point 

151 .5 – 152.5 °C 

251 CA 143 

Boiling temperature 

330°C (with decomposition) 


Solubility in water 

1.5 g/ 100 ml 


QE²HS Management System 

Quality and Environment Energy Health Safety Management Systems in place in all our organizations are inspected and certified according to recognized standards. 

Our production sites are all certified ISO 9001 & some sites IATF 16949, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 50001 as well. Certificates are available upon request.