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BASF Curtails TDI Shipments

7:47 AM MDT | August 6, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

BASF says it has put its toluene diisocyanate (TDI) customers in North America on 50% sales allocation, effective immediately, after an “overpressure incident” at its 350-million lbs/year Geismar, LA TDI facility prompted an immediate shutdown of the unit. No employees were injured and the incident was contained, however, BASF says it will be unable to manufacture TDI at Geismar for “an undefined period of...

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