BASF's Antwerp acrylic acid plant now back fully onstream

20 August 2002 17:04  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (CNI)--German chemicals giant BASF said Tuesday its acrylic acid plant in Antwerp, Belgium is now fully onstream following a recent shutdown for a catalyst change.

A company spokesman told CNI the plant has been operating at a rate of "nearly 100%" since the beginning of this week.

The 160 000 tonne/year facility was closed for an “extended routine shutdown” in late July. A major part of the plant was restarted around 4 August.
By: Russell Ong
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