Rhodia declares force majeure on polyamides after Brazil fire

21 May 2012 17:41  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Rhodia declared force majeure (FM) on its polyamide chain products in Brazil following a fire at its Paulinia site, the company said on Monday.

The fire on 16 May damaged the electric cabin of the adipic acid plant, France-based Rhodia said.

The Paulinia plant has an adipic acid capacity of 85,000 tonnes/year, according to ICIS plants and projects.

“We are currently investigating all possible alternatives to mitigate the impact on our customers,” Rhodia said. “Allocation measures are being elaborated as stipulated by the force majeure regulation.”

Rhodia did not project a restart date.

By: Brian Ford
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