03 February 2006 10:03 [Source: ICIS news]
Correction: In the ICIS news article headlined "BASF Ludwigshafen n-butyraldehyde output resumes" published on 3 February, please read in the first paragraph "...resumed production at its troubled oxo C4 plant..." instead of "...resumed production at its troubled n-butyraldehyde plant...". A corrected story follows:
LONDON (ICIS news)--BASF has resumed production at its troubled oxo C4 plant at Ludwigshafen, Germany, and was ramping up to full output, a company source said on Friday.
The plant went down unexpectedly on 23 January. Operations to restart the facility began last Monday (30 January), the source added.
Oxo C4 production came to a halt due to the extreme cold and the company was forced to stop production of butanols. Butyl acetate and butyl glycols were reduced due to lack of feedstock.
All downstream production, including the company’s newly-debottlenecked 450,000 tonne/year butanols unit, should be back up to full production in the coming days, the company source said.
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