Germany's Vinnolit lifts FM declared after problem at Knapsack

04 April 2013 13:29  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Vinnolit has lifted the force majeure declared after a technical problem at its facility in Knapsack, Germany, a company source said on Thursday.

The Germany-based chlor-alkali producer lifted the force majeure on chlorine, caustic soda, ethylene dichloride (EDC) and vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) on 28 March, the source added.

A technical problem affecting VCM facilities at the plant began on 12 March, and customers were informed of the force majeure declaration on 14-15 March.

The facilities affected by the technical issue were restarted on 22 March following repair work, and the force majeure was lifted on 28 March.

Vinnolit’s Knapsack plant has a chlorine capacity of 250,000 tonnes/year, while its Gendorf facility has a chlorine capacity of 180,000 tonnes/year.

By: Glynn Garlick

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