US Flint Hills FM on EPS continues

23 September 2008 23:45  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--A force majeure (FM) on expandable polystyrene (EPS) deliveries due to flooding at a Flint Hills Resources plant in Illinois was still in effect, a company source said on Tuesday.

Flooding conditions forced the company to bring down their 200m lb/year (91,000 tonne/year) EPS plant in Peru, Illinois, last week as a preventive measure.

The plant did not suffer any damage, but installations had to be inspected to assure safety, the source said. Restart operations were underway.

The outage has caused only minor disruptions in the delivery of material to EPS buyers, the source said. The force majeure will remain in effect until conditions are normalised, but there was no fixed date to lift the measure.

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