Braskem has outage at West Virginia PP plant - buyers

17 November 2011 16:13  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Polypropylene (PP) producer Braskem informed customers it had an unplanned outage at its Neal, West Virginia, plant this week, sources said on Thursday.

The outage is expected to last between a week and 10 days, according to buyers who said they had been informed of the outage by Braskem sales representatives.

A spokesperson for Braskem did not respond to a request for comment.

The plant has a capacity of about 210,000 tonnes/year, according to ICIS plants and projects.

The outage was not expected to impact contract prices, which are expected to settle down by 6 cents/lb ($132/tonne, €98/tonne) in November, following the reduction in the cost of propylene monomer.

However, it might cause further tightening in an already tight spot market, sources said.

($1 = €0.74)

For more on Braksem's plants, visit ICIS plants and projects
For more about PP go to ICIS chemical intelligence

By: Michelle Klump
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