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Lucite Lifts Force Majeure On US MMA On 20th. November
Nov 19, 2017

Lucite will lift its force majeure on US methyl methacrylate(MMA) as eary next week, the company said on Friday in a letter to customers.

Originally declared in late January, the force majeure will be lifted on Monday 20 November, Lucite said.

Lucite also is lifting the force majeure on methacrylic acid(MAA), a precursor for mma. The methacrylate are used most notably to make polymers with trade names as Lucite and Plexiglas.

The company resolved some plant issues just before Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas coast on 25 August, which cause a supply interrupution at Lucite's plant in Beaumont, Texas, because of unprecedented flooding there in the afternoon of the storm.

Lucite restarted the Beaumont plant in late September, but on the same date shut down its plant in Memphis, Tennessee for planned maintenance.

The latest Lucite letter citied"excellent production performance" from both units as a reason for lifting the force majeure, as well as an enhanced inventory position.

Luciate said it will continue to maintain extended lead times of 14 days( from order placement to shipping date) for all shipments of MMA and MAA for the next six to eight weeks.

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