28 May 2013 13:03 [Source: ICIS news]
By Stefan Naidu
LONDON (ICIS)--Spolchemie has postponed the restart of its 15,000 tonne/year perchloroethylene (perc) plant in the Czech Republic until June 3rd due to feedstock constraints, a company source said Tuesday.
The perc plant, situated in Usti nad Labem in the north of the country, was shut down for routine maintenance on May 10 and was due to be resume output on Monday this week as part of the company’s cyclical production campaign.
“We were planning on restarting our production campaign yesterday but have had to postpone it for another week as our [feedstock] supplies have not come through,” the company source said.
As a result of this and its other shutdowns, Spolchemie’s perc inventories have fallen to low levels, added the company source.
Other European perc producers include Dow, Solvay and Anwil.
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