25 January 2012 17:47 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--INEOS this week restarted its 53,000 tonne/year ethanolamines plant in Lavera, France, a source at the Switzerland-headquartered producer said on Wednesday.
The site was shut down for maintenance in November last year, and was originally scheduled to last only four weeks, but various issues have plagued operations and delayed the restart.
However, although the plant is now running, it remains unclear how long it will be until it can produce saleable material.
Several customers said that production could be running normally by the end of the week and that INEOS is already taking orders for February and March, although the company declined to comment on this.
Players added that the outage had not affected the market too badly, as demand was weak throughout the fourth quarter of 2011 and early 2012.
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