21 October 2010 17:16 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--SolVin has declared force majeure (FM) on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) production from its 300,000 tonnes/year site in Tavaux, France, due to a lack of raw material ethylene as a result of ongoing strike action, a company source on Thursday.
“We normally have our own supply of [upstream] VCM [vinyl chloride monomer] but without raw material ethylene, no VCM can be produced,” the source said.
SolVin, a joint venture between BASF and Solvay, declared the FM on Wednesday.
The same source continued: “We have had some assistance from our other sites elsewhere in Europe, and have been assisted where possible, but there was not enough available to compensate for the loss of production in ?xml:namespace>
This latest declaration was also prompted by the strike action currently underway in
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