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BASF Declares Force Majeure

5:50 AM MST | January 27, 2012

BASF has declared force majeure on purified ethylene oxide (EO) produced at its Geismar, LA plant citing “a mechanical failure of a critical piece of equipment.” The force majeure is placed on all of its EO-containing polyester products sold under the brand name Pluracol, and is expected to last through February, the company said in a customer letter. BASF will continue to source EO from alternate sources of supply and will allocate its available supply of its Pluracol polyester products. Allocation levels have not been announced. The company says it will not...

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