19 September 2013 11:55 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Indorama Ventures' polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, is back online following an unplanned outage in August, a company source said on Thursday.
"We got our PTA [purified terephthalic acid] back on line in Rotterdam after a mechanical breakdown...and will lift the force majeure on PET," the source said.
The mechanical failure at the 350,000 tonne/year upstream PTA site forced the company to shut down its downstream PET units in Rotterdam on 24-25 August.
Consequently, Thailand-headquartered Indorama was on sales allocation out of its 390,000 tonne/year Dutch PET plant. Material from this plant was replaced with PET from Indorama's sites in Lithuania and Poland to meet commitments.
As a result of the shutdowns, the company withdraw from the PTA and PET spot markets in September.
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