Nova Chemicals has ended force majeure supply limits on high and low density polyethylene resins made in Moore Township, Ontario.
Officials with Calgary, Alberta-based Nova informed customers of the move in a May 31 letter obtained by Plastics News. They added that force majeure remains in place for Sclair-brand specialty PE resins made in St. Clair Township, Ontario.
The force majeure on HDPE and LDPE in Moore, near Sarnia, had been in place since March 21. Officials said at that time that the action was needed because of an unplanned outage at Nova's Corunna, Ontario, ethylene cracker. That cracker supplies ethylene to Nova's PE facilities in the Sarnia area.
Nova operates about 550 million pounds of annual HDPE capacity and about 480 million pounds of LDPE capacity in Moore, as well as almost 400 million pounds of Sclair-brand PE capacity in St. Clair.
Nova is one of North America's largest PE resin makers. The firm employs almost 3,000 worldwide and has annual sales of $3.6 billion.