HOUSTON, Texas—Kuraray America Inc. has resumed production at its plants in Texas after a cold wave in mid-February disrupted the supply of raw materials and services.
In an April 2 statement, the Japanese materials supplier said production had resumed for all products, although operations remain suspended at certain lines.
The group's production of thermoplastic elastomers in Pasadena, Texas, which was also impacted by the cold spell, has returned to normal, Kuraray said in an April 9 statement to ERJ.
"The production facility in Pasadena ... has been functioning normally at full capacity since mid-March, following the resumption of supply of necessary utilities and repairs of equipment damaged by the freeze in mid-February," Kuraray said.
Kuraray said there are still some delays in the supply chain of raw materials, but did not expect them to substantially affect production.
The manufacturing slate at the Pasadena unit includes 25,000 metric tons per year capacity for Septon-branded hydrogenated styrenic block copolymers (HSBC).