Nova Chemicals Corp. has ended force majeure supply limits on polyethylene resins made at the firm's plant in Moore Township, Ontario.
Officials with Nova in Calgary announced the lifting of the limits in a Nov. 13 letter to customers obtained by Plastics News. Those limits had been in place since Sept. 14 because of production issues at the firm's ethylene cracker in Corunna, Ontario, near Sarnia.
The Moore site earlier this year had been under force majeure from late March until the end of May because of a similar issue. Nova operates about 550 million pounds of annual high density PE capacity and about 480 million pounds of low density PE capacity in Moore.
Nova's St. Clair River PE site in Corunna is still under force majeure, a move that started Sept. 26 because of an unplanned outage in Corunna. The St. Clair River site has annual production capacity of almost 900 million pounds of PE resin.
Nova is one of North America's largest PE resin makers. The firm employs almost 2,500 worldwide and is wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Co. of Abu Dhabi.