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Ineos ChlorVinyls Lifts Multi-Site Force Majeure

1:48 PM MDT | October 8, 2009 | Lindsey Bewley

Ineos Chlorvinyls has lifted its force majeure on vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) and suspension-polyvinyl chloride (S-PVC) produced at multiple European sites. In mid-July, a major power failure at the company’s Rafnes, Norway facility disrupted ethylene and VCM supply. The company also encountered production problems at its Schkopau, Germany PVC facility and force majeure had to be declared on all grades of S-PVC produced at Aycliffe, U.K., Schkopau  and Wilhelmshaven, Germany, Porsgrunn, Norway, and Stenungsund, Sweden. Ineos ChlorVinyls expects...

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