Corrected: Belgium's Beaulieu Nylon declares force majeure on nylon 6 after fire

08 January 2013 16:42  [Source: ICIS news]

Correction: In the ICIS story headlined "Belgium's Beaulieu Nylon declares force majeure on nylon 6 after fire" dated 8 January 2013, please read in the final paragraph ...Belgotex International Group... instead of ...Beaulieu International Group... A corrected story follows.

LONDON (ICIS)--Beaulieu Nylon on Tuesday declared force majeure on nylon 6 (or polyamide 6) following a fire at its 40,000 tonne/year polymerisation unit in Kruishoutem, Belgium, a company source said.

The fire broke out on Monday afternoon, affecting 50% of Beaulieu’s nylon 6 production capacity. The plant is expected to restart in 3-4 weeks, the company source said.

“We are declaring force majeure due to a fire yesterday afternoon. For the time being we are out 50% capacity...There have been no casualties and the plant has been saved due to correct intervention of the operators. We estimate it will take 3-4 week to restart the plant,” the company source said.

Beaulieu Nylon is a subsidiary of Belgotex International Group.

By: Mark Victory
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