Chemtura suspending EPDM production for 6 weeks

Middlebury, Connecticut–Chemtura Corp. (formerly Crompton Corp.) is closing most of its EPDM production for six weeks to perform delayed annual maintenance.

A spokesman said the firm will shut down two of three Royalene EPDM lines at its Geismar, Louisiana, plant after holding off on maintenance during a period of high customer demand for the synthetic rubber. The company decided the summer months are a good time to do the needed work.

The Geismar plant has the capacity to produce 91,000 tonnes of EPDM annually, according to data…

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