BASF, Huntsman resume full operations at Louisiana sites

05 September 2012 21:09  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--BASF's Geismar complex in Louisiana has returned to normal production, along with Huntsman's isocyanates production, the companies said on Wednesday.

Dow Chemical, meanwhile, was in the process of resuming normal operations at its complexes in Plaquemine and Taft.

Dow produces chlor-alkalis, ethylene and polyethylene (PE) among  other products at the sites

Huntsman makes methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) at its Geismar plant.

BASF makes several products at its Geismar site, including MDI, toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) and butanediol (BDO).

Many companies have announced restart plans after Hurricane Isaac made landfall last week in Louisiana.

Additional reporting by Ron Coifman

By: Al Greenwood
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