Perstorp restarts France TDI facility after delays

05 July 2010 12:36  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--Perstorp has brought its toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) facility back on line at Le Pont-de-Claix, France, and is ramping up operating rates following a delayed restart after carrying out planned maintenance work, a company source said on Monday.

“We restarted [the TDI unit] over the weekend [of 3-4 July]. It had been delayed by approximately 10 days. The pipeline is empty and we are trying to rebuild stocks,” said the source.

The plant was taken off line in mid-May and was previously scheduled to come back on stream in the second half of June. But technical issues delayed the restart process.

Perstorp's nameplate TDI capacity at the Le Pont-de-Claix site was rated at approximately 125,000 tonnes/year, as previously stated by the source. 

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