Styrolution lifts force majeure on polystyrene

01 November 2012 20:25  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Styrolution said on Thursday it has lifted the force majeure on its North American polystyrene (PS) business.

The company declared force majeure on polystyrene in August, based on a force majeure on its styrene business.

While the force majeure on styrene was lifted in September, the company remained on force majeure for PS through the end of October. PS supply was tightened, in part, because of a planned turnaround at the company's 150,000 tonne/year Springfield, Massachusetts, plant.

The company was scheduled to bring the plant back up over the weekend after a seven-day turnaround, but kept the plant shut down in advance of Hurricane Sandy, a company official said.

The plant is expected to return to normal operations early next week, the official said.

By: Michelle Klump
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