03 April 2008 16:29 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS news)--BASF will shut down its diols and derivatives plants at Geismar, Louisiana, for about six weeks beginning the second half of May for scheduled maintenance, it said on Thursday.
"We expect to complete all work within six weeks and bring the units back on line by early July,” said Christof Herion, operations director for the BASF intermediates business in ?xml:namespace>
Customers would be supplied from inventories during the shutdown, he added.
The affected facilities make products such as 1,4, butanediol (BDO), tetrahydrofuran (THF), N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP), N-vinylpyrrolidone (NVP) and specialty pyrrolidones, BASF said.
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