Germany's Cognis lifts FM on unsaturated fatty alcohol supplies

09 August 2011 11:01  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Cognis has lifted its force majeure declaration on unsaturated fatty alcohols from its Dusseldorf-Holthausen plant in Germany following a successful restart at the unit last week, the specialty chemicals company said on Tuesday.

“We have informed our customers that the production unit for unsaturated fatty alcohols in Dusseldorf is productive again,” said a company spokesperson.  

An explosion on 10 February resulted in a force majeure declaration on all unsaturated fatty alcohol supplies from the site.

The company, which is part of Germany's BASF, previously expected full production to resume on 1 June but a delay in the supply of specialist equipment resulted in this being rescheduled.

Cognis’s saturated fatty alcohol supplies were largely unaffected by the blast and the company was able to resume production shortly afterwards.

For more on Cognis visit ICIS company intelligence

By: Neha Popat
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