Perstorp lifts force majeure at French chlor-alkali, TDI units

06 March 2012 17:36  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Perstorp has lifted force majeure declarations at its chlor-alkali and toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) facilities at Pont-de-Claix in France, a source at the Swedish-based specialty chemical producer said on Tuesday.

The units were restarted over the weekend of 18-19 February, but the force majeure on both products at the site remained in place until 2 March. The source said that material remained tight and strict allocation would continue until further notice.

On 4 February, the chlor-alkali unit was unexpectedly shut down because of strike action and the downstream TDI facility was affected as a result. This led to the force majeure declaration 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 the company.

By: Sian Jones
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