20 August 2010 22:23 [Source: ICIS news]
ExxonMobil declared force majeure (FM) on certain grades of LDPE from its Baton Rouge site on 20 July.
Spokesman Kevin Allexon said the company does not discuss the status of supply allocations with the media.
Market sources said the FM in Baton Rouge was due to an unexpected shutdown of a tubular process line with a capacity of 375,000 tonnes/year.
By comparison, sales of LDPE by North American suppliers totalled 6.74bn lb (3.06m tonnes) in 2009.
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