Celanese lifts force majeure on majority of acetyls in Western Hemisphere
Celanese (Dallas, Texas) has lifted a force majeure declared in May this year on a range of acetyl products in the Western Hemisphere.
The company says it is lifting the force majeure declared on 11 May for acetic acid, vinyl acetate monomer, ethyl acetate, acetic anhydride, vinyl and acrylic emulsions, redispersible powders, and ethylene vinyl acetate polymers.
However, due to “ongoing supply chain disruptions and an inability to reliably obtain certain necessary raw materials,” Celanese says it is unable to lift the force majeure on acetate tow products. “Celanese is continuing to assess our suppliers’ and logistics partners’ ongoing operational issues and will provide notice of when normal supply of these products will resume,” it says.
When announcing the force majeure in May, Celanese cited unexpected interruptions in raw material supply on the US Gulf Coast.
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