28 October 2013 17:46 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Vencorex has declared force majeure on its toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) product range, manufactured at its facility in Le-Pont-de-Claix, France, because of a failure of its upstream TDA (toluene diamine) output at the site, according to company correspondence to customers seen by ICIS on Monday.
The force majeure on TDI from the site was believed to have come into effect on 24 October, according to the date on the company correspondence.
The operations at Le-Pont-de-Claix are expected to come back on line in the week commencing 4 November.
The company said it is working on mitigating the possible impact of the situation on its customers.
The French TDI unit is a joint venture between Thailand-based petrochemical and refining company PTT Global and Swedish-based producer Perstorp.
The plant has the nameplate capacity to produce around 125,000 tonnes/year.
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