13 October 2009 17:38 [Source: ICIS news]
“We have a force majeure on caustic soda production, with 70% allocation, which is linked to technical issues in Schkopau,” said a source from Dow.
The force majeure was reportedly announced on 2 October as technical issues with chlorine production at the site kept output rates down after planned maintenance work, sources said.
Chlorine is a by-product of caustic soda.
However, the restart was delayed due to technical issues, and a source confirmed that the facility was running at reduced rates from mid-September onward.
The plant has a nameplate capacity of 240,000 tonnes/year of caustic soda, according to the ICIS plants and projects database.
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