As a consequence of the fire incident at the North Harbour at BASF in Ludwigshafen on October 17, BASF has to declare Force Majeure for the supply of dispersions, dispersion powders, and hotmelts on acrylic monomer basis from sites in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and Tarragona, Spain.
The plants for the above mentioned products were not affected by the incident. However, due to the fire, the raw material supply of the steam crackers was cutoff and other Verbund plants were idled or production reduced. Many plants, such as one of the steam crackers, have resumed operations in the meantime, but impacts on logistics and raw materials continue.
Product inventories are nearly exhausted and the production output is restricted due to still limited access to key raw materials. A delivery via barge, rail, or tank car is limited. BASF is currently not able to specify how long this situation will last.
- BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany