20 August 2013 16:32 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Czech producer Spolchemie said on Tuesday that it is initiating a new perchloroethylene (perc) production campaign next week.
The producer plans to restart its 15,000 tonne/year perc plant in Usti nad Labem on 26 or 27 August and the campaign is set to last for 10 days, the company source said.
“[This new production campaign] is not demand driven,” the company source added.
“It is necessary because we need to use up [our] excess chlorine.”
The source said that demand for the chemical is currently subdued because buyers are on holiday. Chlorine is generally difficult to store as it is a dangerous chemical.
Other European perc producers include Dow Chemical, Solvay and Anwil.
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