BASF shuts down unit at Ludwigshafen after adipic acid incident

08 January 2013 15:02  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--BASF on Tuesday morning shut down a facility at its chemicals production hub in Ludwigshafen, Germany, following a deflagration of adipic acid, it said.

BASF said that at around 09:10 hours local time there was a deflagration of adipic acid at an exhaust air filter at a plant, accompanied by a flash flame and a bang.

There were no injuries but there was damage to an adjacent facility and to a storage facility, BASF said.

The affected facility was shut down, the company added without disclosing further details.

According ICIS plants and projects, BASF has an adipic acid capacity of 260,000 tonnes/year at Ludwigshafen.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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