Americas Styrenics restarts its Torrance, California PS plant

03 October 2013 15:30  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Americas Styrenics, one of the main producers of polysterene (PS) in North America, has restarted its plant in Torrance, California, which went down in September after a power transmission failure forced a plant shutdown.

“Americas Styrenics Torrance plant is back online and increasing rates at this time,” a company spokesman said late on Wednesday by e-mail.

The company had declared force majeure on production from that plant on 18 September, saying at the time that it needed as many as 10 days before “a staged restart” could begin. At the time, it said that shipment delays were likely to continue through mid-October.

The Torrance plant has capacity to produce 115,000 tonnes/year of polystyrene, according to ICIS.

Americas Styrenics is a joint venture equally owned by Styron and Chevron Phillips Chemical and has five polystyrene plants in total.


By: Renzo Pipoli
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