BASF restarts Antwerp acrylic acid unit after catalyst work

07 August 2002 16:05  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (CNI)--BASF said Wednesday it hopes to bring its acrylic acid plant in Antwerp, Belgium up to full operating rates next week following a shutdown for a catalyst change.

“There are no problems with the downstream products,” the German group said in a statement to CNI. “We will be able to meet all existing delivery obligations.”

The 160 000 tonne/year plant was closed for an “extended routine shutdown” in the middle of last week, said a BASF spokeswoman. A major part of the plant is already onstream today, she added, and the plant is running at a rate of 60-70%.

By: Anna Jagger
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