21 May 2008 23:41 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--BASF began on Wednesday a planned, 40-day maintenance turnaround at its Geismar facilities in ?xml:namespace>
The maintenance was scheduled for the same location where isocyanates production was hit by a 16-day unplanned outage in March.
The company said it had sufficient inventories of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) and toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) to cover order commitments without resulting in supply restrictions.
The closure, which was expected to resolve by early July, would also affect diols and derivatives production, sources said.
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