07 December 2007 15:01 [Source: ICIS news]
Technical problems brought down the HIPS line in early October. PS production at Feluy runs at 160,000 tonnes/year, split evenly between general purpose polystyrene (GPPS) and HIPS.
GPPS was not affected by production issues.
“We are looking for a decrease in PS this month,” said one large buyer on Friday. “This might be difficult, but we certainly won’t be paying an increase.”
Major European PS producers include BASF, INEOS NOVA, Dow and Total Petrochemicals.
($1 = €0.68)
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