13 December 2010 11:13 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Dow Chemical has reduced the operating rate of its cracker at Boehlen, Germany, following problems resulting from cold weather, a source close to the company said on Monday.
“It has been between 50% to 70% all week and [is] expected to go another week like this until they get all equipment back on line,” said the source.
The cracker started to experience some furnace problems as a result of freezing temperatures across Europe a couple of weeks ago, according to the source.
Dow Chemical then increased rates at its other crackers to compensate for the Boehlen cracker's reduced rate, the source said.
Dow's other crackers also experienced some problems because of the cold weather, which the source described as minor.
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