15 February 2012 18:12 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Perstorp plans to restart the upstream chlor-alkali and downstream toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) operations at its Pont-de-Claix site in ?xml:namespace>
However, the restart of the units is proving difficult, because of recent cold weather, added a company source.
A force majeure declaration, which came into effect in early February for both TDI and chloralkali products at the site, is expected to remain in place until the end of the month, with a strict allocation likely to be implemented in March.
On 4 February, Perstorp was forced to stop production at its chlor-alkali unit because of the strike and this affected its downstream TDI facility. This resulted in force majeure declarations for both products.
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.
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