Formosa shuts down LLDPE reactor at Point Comfort plant in Texas

18 July 2014 23:36 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Formosa Plastics shut down a linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) reactor at its Point Comfort plant in Texas, according to a filing made available on Friday.

A line had separated, causing Formosa to shut down the reactor, according to a filing it made with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

Formosa did not say if it restarted the reactor or when such a restart could happen.

The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Point Comfort has an LLDPE capacity of 365,000 tonne/year, according to ICIS plants and projects.

By Al Greenwood