11 April 2012 17:17 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--ExxonMobil announced it would begin allocating specific grades of high ethylene vinyl acetate (HEVA) low density polyethylene (LDPE) following operational difficulities at its Baton Rouge plastics plant in Louisiana, sources said on Wednesday.
It is not clear what the operational difficulties were, or how long the allocation would last.
"We are currently assessing the impact to our HEVA production capabilities at Baton Rouge," the company said in a customer letter obtained by ICIS. "The quantity and specific grades of HEVA product that may be allocated to you is still being assessed and will be communicated to you as soon as possible."
An ExxonMobil spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
HEVA LDPE is a copolymer used in certain applications requiring different degrees of flexibility and softness.
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