17 January 2006 17:45 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Polimeri Europa expects technical issues at its Mantova, Italy, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) unit to be solved by early next week and force majeure to be lifted by the end of January, a company official said on Tuesday.
Production was restarted at the weekend of 26-27 November, but continued technical issues have meant that ABS material is still unavailable. The official said it anticipated ABS would be available for sale by the end of January.
Polimeri was forced to close the ABS unit unexpectedly on 15 October due to a power cut at the Mantova site. The outage only concerned the Italian producer’s ABS train. Production of all other polymers was unaffected.
Force majeure was declared on ABS just over three months ago and the contractual limitation was expected to be lifted once production is back to normal.
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