06 December 2011 16:41 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Spolchemie restarted its 15,000 tonne/year perchloroethylene plant at Usti nad Labem, in the northern Czech Republic, on 3 December, a company source said on Tuesday.
The synthetic resin producer’s plant has been down since early November, initially on a planned basis and subsequently because of technical problems. Scheduled maintenance shutdowns were also completed in August and October.
As a result of the numerous shutdowns in the latter part of the year, Spolchemie’s perchloroethylene inventories had fallen to a very low level.
While stocks have not yet been rebuilt, “something has been available for sales. We are coming back to the market. Hopefully not too late for the end of the year”, the source said.
Other European perchloroethylene producers include Dow, Solvay and Anwil.
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