07 February 2012 10:30 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Perstorp has declared force majeure on toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) supplies at its Pont-de-Claix site in France because of strike action, according to a company letter seen by ICIS on Tuesday.
On 4 February, Perstorp was forced to stop production at its chlor-alkali unit because of the strike and this impacted on its downstream TDI facility, the letter dated 6 February added.
As a result, availability for its chlor-alkali and TDI products will be limited. TDI supplies are under strict allocation with immediate effect, with a minimum 50% reduction on contractual commitments, the letter said.
At the time of writing, it was unclear if force majeure had been declared on Perstorp’s chlor-alkali products from the site.
The specialty chemical company is trying to minimise any impact on its customers through alternative sourcing, optimisation of stocks and order management.
Perstorp’s nameplate capacity for TDI at the site is around 126,000 tonnes/year, according to ICIS records. Precise capacity details for its chlor-alkali products at the site are unavailable.
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