DSM delays lifting lldPE Gelsenkirchen 'force majeure'

02 July 2002 11:16  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (CNI)--DSM has delayed lifting the force majeure declaration on linear low density polyethylene (lldPE) output from its Gelsenkirchen, Germany plant, CNI learned on Tuesday.

The restriction, which was due to be lifted at the end of last week, is still in force due to unstable product, according to a source at the Dutch chemicals, performance materials and life sciences group.

The source said DSM aimed to achieve on spec production from the 350 000-370 000 tonne/year capacity plant and lift its force majeure by the end of this week.

The force majeure was declared after low stocks exacerbated technical problems encountered overnight on 8/9 May.

By: Joanna Kesteven
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