ExxonMobil implements allocation on US LLDPE from Beaumont plant

11 September 2017 21:10 Source:ICIS News

trash bag lldpeHOUSTON (ICIS)--ExxonMobil has put hexene linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) made in its Beaumont, Texas plant on allocation because of power and feedstock issues stemming from Hurricane Harvey, according to a letter to customers obtained on Monday.

In a letter dated 8 September, ExxonMobil said the Beaumont plant “has been impacted by third-party service provider constraints placed on full restoration of electrical power and supply of a key raw material”.

ExxonMobil’s LLDPE plant in Beaumont has three lines with total capacity of 727,000 tonnes/year, according to ICIS.

The letter did not contain specifics such as the allocation percentage or what grades of LLDPE would be affected.

Beaumont, 80 miles (130km) east of Houston, was among the hardest-hit cities on the Texas coast by torrential rains and flooding in the aftermath of Harvey.

Pictured above: Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) trash bags are strong bags that are more resistant to puncturing or tearing. (Photo credit: RelaxImages/REX/Shutterstock)

By Lane Kelley