BASF declares force majeure at ethylene oxide sites in Europe

BASF declares force majeure at ethylene oxide sites in Europe

6:31 AM, 22nd May 2015
BASF declares force majeure at ethylene oxide sites in Europe

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY: BASF SE, the world’s largest chemical producer, said it declared force majeure on Tuesday for its European ethylene oxide production sites as it experienced technical problems. The company expects the supply situation of the affected products to improve towards end of June, it said.

Due to the ethylene oxide (EO) shortage BASF has subsequently to declare force majeure for EO-based products produced in Europe in the portfolio of home care and industrial & institutional cleaning, formulation technologies, AgChem additives and certain EO-based products in the portfolio of personal care.

The resulting effects of the force majeure for customers are currently being evaluated, BASF said.

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