BASF MDI Antwerp plant returns to normal ops, after maintenance, issues

26 November 2013 17:23  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--BASF’s methyl di-p-phenylene  isocyanate (MDI) plant at Antwerp in Belgium has resumed normal operating rates, following the completion of recent maintenance work and the resolution of feedstock related constraints , said a company source on Tuesday.

The MDI unit underwent a complete shutdown last week so that planned maintenance work could be carried out. The maintenance period lasted for around one week.

The routine maintenance turnaround was originally scheduled to take place in September. But it had to be postponed because of production constraints, which started at the end of July/early August and continued during September, including some plant downtime in the second half of September.

The MDI facility has a nameplate capacity of 560,000 tonnes/year.

By: Heidi Finch
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