Arkema lifts force majeure on caustic soda at Fos, France

19 October 2011 16:22  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Arkema lifted force majeure on caustic soda at its plant in Fos, southern France, on 14 October, a company source said on Wednesday.

The French producer had previously lifted a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) force majeure on 12 October at its plant in nearby Berre L'Etang.

Both declarations followed a strike-related shutdown at LyondellBasell’s refinery and petrochemicals unit at Berre on 27 September, which prevented the distribution of PVC and caustic soda from Arkema’s facilities.

LyondellBasell's strike ended on 9 October and Arkema’s operations have now returned to normal.

($1 = €0.72)

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