Formosa declares force majeure on PE and PP at Point Comfort plant

Formosa Plastics Corp. USA is operating under force majeure conditions for polyethylene and polypropylene at its plant in Point Comfort, as per Plastics News. The force majeure was declared on Dec. 5, one day after a site-wide power outage. The cause of the outage remains under investigation. No damage or injuries were reported as a result of the outage, and power was restored the next day. The site’s PE, PP and olefins units began coming back online on Dec. 9. Customers remain on allocation for PE and PP. The site is expected to be back at normal production in the next few days, but there is no estimate as to when force majeure would be lifted, and that Formosa was working with existing inventories. One of the site’s two olefins/polyolefins units has been down for maintenance and, is less affected by the outage. Production of PVC and related feedstocks already has been restored.
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