KEM ONE lifts force majeure on caustic soda in France

26 April 2013 15:40  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--French producer KEM ONE will lift its force majeure on caustic soda in France on Friday and in other countries by next week, a company source said.

Force majeure was declared on 29 January 2013 because the company was dramatically affected by problems with its ethylene supply, the source added.

Ethylene supply was affected after problems at the Total-INEOS Naphtachimie cracker at Lavera, southern France, in December last year.

KEM ONE’s plant at Fos in southern France has a chlorine capacity of 300,000 tonnes/year, and its unit at Lavera has a chlorine capacity of 341,000 tonnes/year, according to industry body Euro Chlor.

By: Glynn Garlick

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