25 June 2013 11:12 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Germany-based chemicals major BASF has lifted force majeure on butyl acrylate (butyl-A) production from its Ludwigshafen facility, and sales control will remain in place until further notice, market sources said on Tuesday.
There was no official confirmation from the supplier at the time of writing.
Market sources said the force majeure was lifted on 21 June.
The company had announced force majeure on 13 June because of unplanned production problems.
All other esters production at the facility is understood to be running as usual.
BASF has the capacity to produce 110,000 tonnes/year of butyl-A from its Ludwigshafen facility in Germany.
Acrylic acid is a key intermediate chemical used in the production of acrylic esters and resins. Ethyl acrylate, butyl-A, methyl acrylate, and 2-ethylhexyl acrylate are polymerised to become ingredients in paints, coatings, textiles, adhesives, polishes, and plastics.
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