04 October 2011 21:09 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Expandable polystyrene (EPS) producer NOVA Chemicals completed a week-long turnaround at its Painesville, Ohio, plant on 30 September, sources said on Tuesday.
The 40,000 tonne/year capacity plant went down for routine maintenance on 26 September, and was brought back up with no issues, sources said.
A company spokesman confirmed the date and duration of the turnaround.
The outage was not believed to have had a significant impact on the market, because the company had sufficient inventory to cover the lost production, sources said.
Other EPS plant turnarounds are planned for the fourth quarter, sources said, but no specific dates were available.
EPS demand typically begins its seasonal drop off in October and continues through February, sources said, adding that many producers choose to perform maintenance on their plants during those months.
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