24 February 2010 10:42 [Source: ICIS news]
Domo announced force majeures on caprolactam, polyamide 6 (nylon 6) and all precursors to its customers on 22 February.
According to Domo's announcement, this followed Total's declaration of force majeure on propylene from its refinery at Leuna in Germany due to an explosion at the plant on 16 February, which meant that Total could only fulfil 70% of Domo’s propylene needs.
Total’s propylene force majeure could not be confirmed with the company.
Domo's caprolactam and nylon 6 force majeures were expected to affect March deliveries only, the company added, but could last throughout that month.
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Additional reporting by Mark Victory
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