INEOS restarts HDPE plant in Belgium, keeps force majeure in place

07 April 2011 16:15  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--INEOS has restarted its 420,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant at Lillo, Belgium, following a two-week maintenance outage, a company source said on Thursday.

The HDPE plant had experienced some major production issues in January. On 8 February, INEOS declared force majeure on the plant's HDPE supplies.

“The plant has restarted successfully and we are in the process of building up stock,” the source said. “The force majeure is still in place. It will probably be lifted by the end of [April], but it's a case of one step at a time.”

The Lillo site also has the capacity to produce HDPE pipe-grade resins. 

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By: Stephanie Wilson
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