Germany's BASF shuts Yeosu-based TDI plant on technical woes

04 April 2011 07:14  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--German BASF shut its toluene di isocyanate (TDI) facility in Yeosu on 29 March due to technical issues, with no definite restart date, a company source said on Monday.

The plant has a nameplate capacity of 160,000 tonnes/year.

The shutdown will further tighten availability of TDI in Asia outside of China, with Mitsui Chemical’s unit in Kashima, Japan, still down.

BASF is planning to conduct annual maintenance at the Yeosu TDI plant and its other 160,000 tonne/year TDI unit in Caojing, Shanghai, China, in May or June, the company source said.

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By: Ong Sheau Ling
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