SolVin resumes full PVC production at Rheinberg after restart delay

19 February 2010 12:17  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--Major European polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer SolVin’s Rheinberg facility in Germany is now back on stream following delays to its scheduled restart, a company source on Friday.

The site, which has the capacity to produce 240,000 tonnes/year of PVC, according to ICIS plants and projects data, had been due to restart on 8 February after a week-long outage.

However, technical issues had hampered the restart, delaying it until 15 February.

“Rheinberg came back onstream on Monday [15 February],” the source confirmed, before adding that its 300,000 tonne/year PVC facility at Tavaux in France would be down in March for a planned maintenance.

“We are completely sold out and have not been able to build any inventory [ahead of the scheduled maintenance at Tavaux] over this period,” the source said. “We have received numerous enquiries for volume but we did not have it and had to turn people away.”

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By: Stephanie Wilson
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