06 May 2014 19:25 [Source: ICIS news]
NEW YORK (ICIS)--Huntsman was forced to shut down its manufacturing facility in Port Neches, Texas, because of electrical equipment failure that has impaired supply of propylene glycol/dipropylene glycol (PG/DPG), the company said in a letter made available on Tuesday.
Huntsman is not implementing a comprehensive allocation programme, nor is it reducing deliveries at this time until it has a better idea what impact product shortages will have, the company said.
The Port Neches site has a PG capacity of 65,000 tonnes/year, as assessed by ICIS.
PG is a feedstock for unsaturated polyester resins (UPR), cosmetics and personal care products, functional fluids and antifreezes, liquid detergents and dog food.
US producers include Archer Daniels Midland, Dow Chemical, Huntsman, LyondellBasell and Lonza.
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