Braskem Americas reports shutdown at Texas PP plant

08 February 2013 19:53  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Braskem Americas reported emissions resulting from a shutdown at its polypropylene (PP) plant in LaPorte, Texas, according to a government filing available on Friday.

The plant's C-line facility shut down on Thursday as a result of lost pressure on a transformer, causing the company to lose power to an entire sub-station, including all utilities and a boiler, according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

It was not clear whether the unit had been restarted, or whether there was any lost production at the plant. A company spokesperson could not immediately be reached for comment.

Braskem Americas operates a 390,000 tonne/year PP plant at the facility, according to ICIS plants and projects.

By: Michelle Klump
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