22 October 2009 16:24 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Arkema has stopped production at its 90,000 tonne/year methyl methacrylate (MMA) facility in Carling, France, because of a serious technical problem, a company source said on Thursday.
“We have technical issues in Carling and we stopped on 21 October,” the source said.
“Given the serious nature of the problem at the plant the outage is expected [to] last a long time,” added the source.
Arkema was unable to confirm a start-up date.
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In June 2009, Arkema announced its plans to close the MMA plant in Carling due to poor market conditions, with future European production focused at Rho.
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