INEOS Oxide lifts force majeure on some products from Lavera

18 November 2010 17:40  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--INEOS Oxide has lifted its declaration of force majeure on supplies of ethylene oxide (EO), monoethylene glycol (MEG), ethanolamines and glycol ethers from its facility at Lavera, France, a company source said on Thursday.

The lifting of the force majeure, which did not apply to butyl glycol acetate (BGA), took effect on Thursday, the source said.

The company declared force majeure in mid-October because of labour strikes in France, which had temporarily affected production at the Lavera site.

Another source with INEOS Oxide said that a force majeure remains in place for supplies of butyl acetate and oxo-alcohols from Lavera.

The Lavera site's nameplate capacities for the products are 220,000 tonnes/year for EO, 15,000 tonnes/year for MEG and 50,000 tonnes/year for ethanolamines, according to the ICIS plants and projects database.

The site's butyl acetate capacity is 100,000 tonnes/year, with feedstock produced at Lavera and the manuafacture of the end-product carried out at Antwerp, Belgium.

Information on nameplate capacities for oxo-alcohols and glycol ethers were not available.

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By: Heidi Finch
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