NOVA returns Ontario LDPE plant to normal operations

17 January 2013 19:50  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--NOVA Chemicals announced on Thursday that its 170,000 tonne/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) unit at Moore in southern Ontario is now operating at normal capacity after having run at reduced rates since late 2011.

An outage in December 2011 caused the company to declare force majeure on LDPE from Moore. In April 2012, the company ended the force majeure for a limited number of LDPE grades, and the plant was running at reduced rates.

"We are pleased to have our LDPE facility fully restored allowing us to return to the LDPE market," said Chris Bezaire, senior vice president of Nova's polyethylene business.

Restoring the Moore facility is the first step in NOVA Chemicals efforts to strengthen its commitment to the LDPE market, the company said.


By: Michelle Klump
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