BASF confirms force majeure on EO at US plant

24 January 2012 22:27  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--BASF confirmed that it declared force majeure on ethylene oxide (EO) produced at its plant in Geismar, Louisiana, the company said on Tuesday.

BASF declared force majeure on 2 January because of an extensive mechanical failure of a critical piece of equipment.

The force majeure covered EO and EO-containing Pluracol products, including conventional and graft products, the company said. The force majeure will continue through February.

BASF will continue its efforts to seek EO from alternate sources, and it will allocate available supplies of Pluracol in a fair and equitable manner, the company said. However, BASF will not be able to produce Pluracol 4156, and material will not be available.

The BASF plant in Geismar has a capacity of 220,000 tonnes/year of EO, according to ICIS plants and projects.

Additional reporting by Leela Landress

For more on ethylene oxide visit ICIS chemical intelligence


By: Ron Coifman
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