MOSCOW (MRC) -- Total Petrochemicals and Refining USA, the US petrochemical major, restarted all of its three polypropylene (PP) units in La Porte as of 17 June 2021, according to CommoPlast.
At the same time, the force majeure (FM) at this plant with an annual capacity of 1.15 million tons/year remains in place as the company attempts to stabilize operating rates and build inventories ahead of the hurricane season.
Previously, Total Petrochemical declared FM on its PP output after an abrupt loss of electricity supply during a severe weather condition.
According to MRC's ScanPlast report, PP deliveries to the Russian market were 523,900 tonnes in January-April 2021, up by 55% year on year. Supply of homopolymer PP and PP block copolymers increased, whereas shipments of PP random copolymers decreased.
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