Arkema declares force majeure on methylene chloride production

03 April 2012 11:13  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Arkema declared force majeure on methylene chloride production last week because of technical problems at its plant in Lavera, France, a company source said on Tuesday.

The 120,000 tonne/year plant was shut for a two-week turnaround on 10 March. The technical problems emerged following the restart of the plant last week.

Arkema hopes to restart methylene chloride production this week, the source said.

Other methylene chloride producers in Europe include Solvay, AkzoNobel, INEOS ChlorVinyls and Dow.

By: Samuel Weatherlake
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