Fire at Naphthachimie, Kem One declares PVC, VCM force majeure
Kem One reportedly lacks ethylene following a fire at the cracker of its supplier, Naphthachimie, also located at Lavera. A fire was reported to have hit the cracker complex on Sunday, May 17 and according to the latest reports, the damage is believed to be extensive. Kem One has stopped production at Lavera and reduced rates at its plant at Fos-sur-Mer.
The Naphthachimie cracker has a capacity of 740,000 tons/year and is jointly owned by Ineos and Total.
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