27 Mar – Naphthachimie resumes ethylene cracker production
Naphtachimie has restarted its ethylene cracker following an unplanned outage, according to Apic-online.
A Polymerupdate source in Europe informed that the company has resumed operations at the cracker on March 18, 2019. The cracker was shut owing to the power failure on March 8, 2019.
Located at Lavera in France, the cracker has a ethylene production capacity of 800,000 mt/year and propylene production capacity of 555,000 mt/year.
As MRC informed earlier, in May 2016, Naphtachimie declared a force majeure on ethylene production from its plants in Lavera, France. The FM was declared owing to an ongoing nationwide strike against proposed labour reforms by the French government.