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Limited product availability due to reduced supply of ethylene


On March 27th the refining and cracker location in Gelsenkirchen-Scholven experienced a shut-down caused by an unplanned external power failure.

Hereby, the production plants of our ethylene supplier BPRP have been damaged, resulting in a force majeure declaration of BPRP (dated March 29th 2015) and a curtailed supply of ethylene in our production network.

The outcome of this are restrictions of our production in almost all product lines; especially for caustic soda and PVC products. We try to minimize the impact by taking appropriate measures. However, we cannot rule out delivery restrictions of individual PVC products and caustic soda.

We are working closely with our ethylene supplier to achieve a rapid improvement of the situation. We will inform our customers by the known contacts on short term and agree on the next steps.

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