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Dow Lifts VAM Force Majeure

10:04 AM MDT | October 27, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Dow Chemical says it is ending its vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) force majeure at Texas City, TX. The company says it made the declaration after an “unforeseen critical equipment failure” delayed the restart of the plant following shutdown in preparation for Hurricane Ike last month. The 727-million lbs/year VAM unit was not damaged when the storm hit. A planned maintenance turnaround had been scheduled for the unit, and the site was shut down one day ahead of schedule due to the storm, Dow tells...

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