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Operational Issues Force Georgia Gulf to Declare Force Majeure on PVC

4:50 PM MDT | April 14, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley

Georgia Gulf has declared force majeure on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) due to reduced ethylene supply and reduced operating rates for chlorine at its production facility at Plaquemine, LA. The company expects PVC shipments to be impacted for the next few months.   “The reduced ethylene supply is the result of a force majeure declared by a major supplier that significantly impacted our ability to procure this essential ingredient for producing PVC,” says Joseph Breunig, executive v.p./chemicals at Georgia Gulf. Georgia Gulf did not name the ethylene...

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