27 May 2010 11:31 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Dow Chemical has declared force majeure (FM) on ethylene amine products manufactured at its Taft facility in the US due to unexpected mechanical difficulties, it said in a letter to customers seen by ICIS news on Thursday.
An 80% allocation plan has been issued for all contractual customers for the following products: ethylene diamine (EDA), diethylene triamine (DETA), piperazine 68% Aq (PIP),vaminoethylethanolamine (AEEA) and amine HST, according to the company correspondence.
In addition, Dow Chemical has declined to accept any new orders for the above mentioned products for non-contract customers, as noted in the company statement which was dated 24 May.
A timeframe about the possible duration of the supply restrictions was not disclosed. However, the company made clear that it would make every effort to restore the supply situation as quickly as possible.
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