International chemical and fibres group Solvay has warned it expects its polyamide activities to be temporarily impacted as a result of low water levels along the Rhine river thanks to warm weather in central Europe.

The firm, which relocated its headquarters to Brussels in June, said a “severe” drop in water levels along the Rhine is expected to disrupt its polyamide activities as a result of the persistent heat and drought across the region.

The situation is affecting raw material supplies and is generating production losses of intermediates required for the company’s nylon and isocyanate chains.

As a result, Solvay has warned it may not be able to honour all confirmed orders for adiponitrile (ADN), hexamethylene diamine (HMD), nylon salt and adipic acid (AA) as well as certain polyamide (PA) resins, fibres and compounds over the coming days and weeks.

“Solvay is doing its utmost to mitigate the effects of this extreme climate event on its deliveries,” the firm said.

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