Formosa Plastics Corp. USA has declared force majeure sales limits on some grades of PVC resin made at its plant in Point Comfort, Texas.
Officials with Livingston, N.J.-based Formosa said July 27 that production of those grades has been limited because of "an ongoing mechanical issue" at the site. They added that force majeure conditions would continue for "at least the next several weeks."
The force majeure does not affect delivery of pipe-grade material, according to the report. Rigid pipe and tubing is PVC's largest end market.
The PVC force majeure comes less than two weeks after Formosa restarted production of polyethylene and polypropylene resins in Point Comfort. Production had been down because of a June 25 power outage. Force majeure had been in place on PE and PP since the outage, but will be lifted Aug. 1.