Arkema AA and butyl-A plant restarts, FM remains

16 October 2013 14:56  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Force majeure on acrylic acid (AA) and butyl acrylate (butyl-A) at Arkema’s Carling facility remains in place, following the plant restart at the weekend, a source from the French specialty chemicals producer said on Wednesday.

“It's [the force majeure] currently still in place,” the source said. “The plant restarted this weekend gone and is slowly stepping up into the normal mode of operation.”

The company declared force majeure on 7 October because of a mechanical failure that occurred during the restart process of its production unit after a planned turnaround.

“Things are going very well, so we don't think it will be in place for much longer,” the source added.

Arkema has a crude AA capacity of 276,000 tonnes/year at its Carling, France, site.

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