UBE Chemical Europe lifts FM on caprolactam at Castellon, Spain

04 March 2011 10:32  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--UBE Chemical Europe has lifted the force majeure (FM) on supplies of caprolactam it declared after a "technical incident" at its plant in Castellon, Spain, the company said in a letter to its customers on Friday.

In the letter, UBE said it was pleased that “as of today” it had lifted the FM.

The company apologised to its customers for the inconvenience caused.

The company declared FM on 21 February because of an "unexpected and significant technical incident" at the Castellon plant.

A scheduled shutdown is planned in May at the 95,000 tonne/year caprolactam plant.

Caprolactam is an intermediate used in the production of nylon 6 fibres and resins. Around 70% of caprolactam is consumed in the production of nylon 6 fibres for textiles, carpets and industrial yarns, with the rest used in engineering resins and films.

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By: Julia Meehan
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