Perstorp, Sweden - Perstorp Group issued a Force Majeure notice for TDI (toluene diisocyanate) and chloralkali products 31 Dec 2010, and said that the problem would affect manufacturing for "at least 6 to 10 days."
An unpredictable incident at its electrolysis plant led to Perstorp temporarily shutting down the production of TDI (Scuranate T80, Scuranate T65, Scuranate T100) and chloralkali (liquid chlorine, salt and caustic soda) at its plant in Pont-de-Claix, France.
Perstorp said that it has taken action to minimise outages.
• Separately, Perstorp said on 22 Dec that severe weather in the UK in December forced it to temporarily shut down production of Capa-brand caprolactone monomer and polycaprolactone polymers at its site in Warrington, UK.
Perstorp said it hoped to restart manufacturing the week after Christmas, but that a production loss of more than one week was likely.
"Product deliveries are likely to be impacted from the beginning of January," said Perstorp, noting that demand for the product range is currently very strong.
Perstorp warned customers that the outage will make it impossible for the company to be fully in line with delivery commitments and requested volumes for the first half of 2011.
As a consequence, Perstorp has declared Force Majeure on deliveries of Capa Monomer, Capa Polyols and Capa Thermoplastics.
Perstorp said it is "making every effort to mitigate the consequences," and that product will be allocated in an equitable manner amongst customers.