23 April 2013 14:40 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--US-based Huntsman has declared force majeure on pure methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) and MDI-based variants from its Rozenburg site in the Netherlands following a delayed plant restart, a company source said on Tuesday.
The force majeure on pure MDI and MDI-based variants came into effect on 22 April and customers were informed accordingly, the company source added.
The MDI operations in Rozenburg, with a nameplate capacity of 400,000 tonnes/year, have been down for planned maintenance since mid-March.
The turnaround was originally expected to last for around one month. However, since then, the restart of the MDI operations has been delayed on a lack of feedstock supply.
Further details on the possible duration of the force majeure were not disclosed, but the company source said it is working on resolving the situation as soon as possible.
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