Celanese Corporation Declares Force Majeure on Western Hemisphere Acetyl Chain and Acetate Tow Products
Celanese just confirmed a declaration of force majeure for the following Acetyl Chain and Acetate Tow products to its customers in the Western Hemisphere:
Vinyl acetate monomer (VAM)
Vinyl and acrylic emulsions
The force majeure declaration comes as a result of unanticipated interruptions in raw material supply in the Texas Gulf Coast and the Company is continuing to assess the regional and global impact of these interruptions. Celanese cannot provide any specific details or timing of the full impact to customers.
Celanese is excused from performance during the term of this Force Majeure event. Celanese will provide notice of when production will resume as they continue to assess the effect of the weather on their production facilities and infrastructure, as well as those of their suppliers and logistics providers.
Cellulose acetate tow is made from acetate flake and is clean, soft, odourless, and tasteless. Derived from highly purified wood pulp from re-forested trees, it is a natural and environmentally friendly product.