France's Arkema lifts force majeure on two Carling acrylate lines

28 June 2012 14:08  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--France-based Arkema has lifted the force majeure on both butyl acrylate (butyl-A) and 2-ethylhexyl acrylate (2-EHA) at its site in Carling, a source from the company said on Thursday.

The company declared force majeure on 4 May after technical problems forced Oxochimie, a joint venture between Arkema and Switzerland-headquartered INEOS Oxide, to stop oxo-alcohols production at Lavera, France.

“We lifted the force majeure last Thursday 21 June on the butyl-A and 2-EHA production at Carling,” the source said.

The impact of the force majeure was minimal, with availability ample because of slower-than-normal demand.

“There is no problem with the plant now and we are managing the rates in the usual way,” the source added.

Arkema’s plant in Carling, France, has the capacity to produce 250,000 tonnes/year of acrylic acid.

By: Helena Strathearn
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