UpdatePerstorp declares FM on France TDI, chlor-alkali due to strike

07 February 2012 11:24  [Source: ICIS news]

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LONDON (ICIS)--Perstorp has declared force majeure on toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) and chlor-alkali products at its Pont-de-Claix site in France because of a strike, according to a company letter seen by ICIS on Tuesday and a source at the producer.

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.

A company source added that there are also allocations of up to 90% for its chlor-alkali products.

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 at the site is 126,000 tonnes/year for TDI and 170,000 tonnes/year for chlorine, according to a company source.


By: Heidi Finch
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