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Producers Cut Chemicals Output Due to Rhine Shipping Disruption

6:43 AM MST | January 21, 2011 | Ian Young

Shipping remains disrupted on the Rhine in Germany after a barge sank last week, and the accident continues to affect chemical production at sites along the river. Rhodia announced today that it would maintain an earlier force majeure declaration on nylon intermediates from the company's Chalampé, France site. "Despite its best efforts, Rhodia Polyamide & Intermediates did not yet recover the full ability to serve its customers," Rhodia says. The company cites "adverse consequences on navigation traffic" and says that "raw...

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