Force majeure on Butyl Acrylate and Ethyl Acrylate unit by BASF

Published on October 23, 2018

German chemicals major BASF has declared force majeure on deliveries of butyl acrylate and ethyl acrylate from its site in Ludwigshafen on Thursday.

"Our production site in Ludwigshafen is currently encountering significant constraints regarding the raw material supply via barge due to the very low water level of the river Rhine," a company spokesman said. Barge movements have been constrained for over three months since the water levels began to full seriously low, impacting transport of both chemical feedstocks and products, with sources saying that German petrochemical plants were expected to stop production if there was no rain soon.

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