15 Oct - Kem One declares FM on PVC output from France
According to a letter to customers, France’s Kem One declared a force majeure on mass and suspension PVC supplies from its plants in Saint-Fons and Balan sites, France on October 13. A disruption in the feedstock chain for VCM stemming from the interrupted navigation on Rhone River was cited as the reason behind the force majeure.
As the Saint-Fons and Balan sites cannot be supplied with VCM by barge due to the recent interruption, the company was forced to significantly reduce PVC production at these sites.
Kem One will not be able to supply mass and suspension PVC as scheduled earlier, while it is yet to be known when the force majeure would be lifted. The company is searching for alternative solutions to supply VCM to the abovementioned sites.
Saint-Fons site can produce around 210,000 tons/year of PVC, while the company’s Balan plant has a PVC production of 300,000 tons/year.