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Kem One declares FM on PVC supply from its plant in Berre, France

April 23/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Frances Kem One declared a force majeure (FM) on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) supplies from its Berre unit in France on April 15, 2021, according to NCT with reference to market sources.

It is not yet known when the FM will be lifted.

The company could not be reached for confirmation.

The plant has a suspension PVC (SPVC) production capacity of 290,000 mt/year through 3 fully automated production trains, according to Kem Ones web site.

As MRC informed before, Kem One declared FM on PVC supplies from its Saint-Fons site, France on February 3, 2021. Rising water levels on Rhone River, which interrupted the transportation of feedstock VCM, was cited as the reason behind the FM. The interrupted navigation on Rhone River prevented the company from transporting vinyl chlorie monomer(VCM) to its Saint-Fons site and forced it to slow down production of PVC there.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's overall PVC production reached 259,400 tonnes in the first three months of 2021, down 3% year on year. All producers decreased production volumes over the reported period.

Kem One, a fully integrated vinyl production company, was established mid-2012 following the acquisition of Arkema's vinyl products division by the Klesch Group. The company employs 2,600 people at 22 manufacturing sites, primarily in Europe but also in Asia and North America. Europes second-largest producer of PVC with revenues in excess of one billion euros, Kem One continues to grow and build on its numerous strengths with a view to becoming market leader for integrated vinyl solutions.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PVC, SPVC, Kem One, Russia, France.
Category:General News
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