18 February 2011 19:35 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Production at Braskem’s polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant in the Brazilian state of ?xml:namespace>
Braskem’s cracker in Camacari was supplying feedstock ethylene at close to full rates by 13–14 February.
The cracker had shut down in early February because of a four-hour blackout that affected large areas of the country. However, sufficient ethylene dichloride (EDC) was on hand to maintain PVC production at reduced rates, according to the company.
The Bahia PVC plant was operating normally by Monday, and the Alagoas PVC plant was back to standard rates by Wednesday, 16 February, the company said. The Alagoas plant was also operating at reduced rates.
PVC consumers in
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