22 July 2013 16:55 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Sales control on butyl-acrylate (butyl-A) production at Germany-based chemicals major BASF will remain in place at least until the end of the month, a source from the company said on Monday.
The source added it was not yet clear how long the sales control would be in place.
“The sales control is ongoing,” the source said. “It will be for the rest of the month and we will have it into August, but I do not know for how long.”
The acrylates producer had implemented force majeure on butyl-A on 13 June because of production problems at its 110,000 tonne/year Ludwigshafen facility in Germany. It was lifted on 21 June and sales control was put in place.
“We can fulfil our contractual obligations,” it said, adding that BASF is keeping its customers informed on the matter.
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