Borealis' Linz melamine deliveries unaffected by Danube flooding

03 June 2013 13:22  [Source: ICIS news]

The Danube in flood at LinzLONDON (ICIS)--Melamine deliveries from Borealis’ Linz facility are running normally and are unlikely to be affected by local flooding, a source from the Austrian-headquartered producer said on Monday.

“Deliveries are running normally today and tomorrow,” the source said. “The water level is anticipated to fall again in two days, so, luckily, no danger for us.”

Two months’ worth of rain is understood to have fallen in the last couple of days in Austria, resulting in flooding along the Danube.

Melamine production at Borealis has not been affected by the flooding. The company began an extended shutdown at its Linz facility last week.

“As melamine production is down, there is no production to be affected, of course,” it added.

Borealis also has an 80,000 tonne/year facility in Piesteritz, Germany, which brings the company's total melamine nameplate capacity to 130,000 tonnes/year.

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By: Helena Strathearn
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