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INEOS's Grangemouth facility

Focus Europe LLDPE tightness leads to concerns from buyers

Focus article by Linda Naylor

LONDON (ICIS)--INEOS’s declaration of force majeure on linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) from its Grangemouth, UK, site is leading to concerns over availability of certain grades next month, sources said on Wednesday.

The 320,000 tonne/year LLDPE plant is expected to be down for three weeks, alongside INEOS’s KG cracker that is being brought down this week because of a defect in its steam system.

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