BASF lifts styrenics 'force majeure' at Mexican site

22 December 2005 20:42  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--BASF lifted force majeure on Thursday on all contracts and agreements related to styrenics products at its Altamira, Mexico site. 


The company said force majeure is lifted for general purpose polystyrene (GPPS), Terluran (R) acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), Luran (R) S acylonitrile-styrene-acrylate (ASA), Styrolux (R) styrene-butadiene copolymers (SBC) and Styroclear styrene butadiene copolymers (SBC) products manufactured at the Altamira site.


BASF declared the force majeure on 30 September due to the impacts of Hurricane Rita on transportation and delivery of key raw materials required for the production of styrenics manufactured in Altamira.


BASF’s business director of styrenic products Herman Savenije said: “BASF made every effort possible to maintain production, supply and deliveries to our customers given the constraints we experienced during this period. We do not anticipate any further delay of deliveries and expect that we will be able to fulfill all orders in the near term.”

By: Ron Coifman
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