Bayer lifts FM on certain polyether polyols at Fos-sur-Mer

06 May 2014 17:52  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) has lifted the force majeure on certain polyether polyols manufactured at its Fos-sur-Mer site in France, a company spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday.

Polyols production restarted over the weekend of 3-4 May and the force majeure was lifted on 5 May, the spokesperson said.Nameplate capacity for polyols at the Fos-sur-Mer site was not disclosed at the time of writing.

The force majeure on certain polyether polyol grades had come into effect on 24 April, resulting from industrial action at the Fos-sur-Mer-production site, linked to LyondellBasell’s recent difficulties in finding a potential buyer for a viable takeover of the Berre refinery. The Berre refinery is also located at the Fos-sur-Mer site, and ceased operations in January 2012 for commercial reasons.  

It was believed that the industrial action at the French site has since been resolved, although confirmation from Lyondell Bassell was not available at the time of writing.


By: Heidi Finch
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