EPCA '13: BASF to keep butyl-A sales control in place until end-Oct

06 October 2013 10:58  [Source: ICIS news]

BERLIN (ICIS)--Butyl acrylate (butyl-A) sales control at Germany-based chemicals major BASF will remain in place until the end of October and until further notice, a source from the company said on Sunday.

Speaking on the sidelines of the 47th annual European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) meeting in Berlin, the source said: “We will keep [sales control] for October, that’s for sure.”

The source added that the company was hoping to lift sales control at the beginning of November.

BASF implemented force majeure on butyl-A on 13 June because of production problems at its Ludwigshafen facility in Germany. It was lifted on 21 June and sales control was put in place.

The annual EPCA meeting runs from 5-9 October.

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