BASF restarts Germany BD unit and runs it at full rates

25 March 2010 11:10  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--BASF has restarted its butadiene (BD) extraction unit at Mannheim, Germany, after it was shut down on 11 March due to technical issues, a company source confirmed on Thursday.

“It restarted on Monday 22 March and is now running at full rates,” the source said.

“We managed to avoid force majeure, but sourcing alternative volumes was difficult in such a tight market,” said the source.

BASF has the capacity to produce 105,000 tonnes/year of butadiene, according to the ICIS plants and projects database, but it supplies mainly to internal customers

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By: Sian Jones
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