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BASF tries to overcome PA 6 / PA 6.6 supply bottlenecks

October 30/2009
October, 30 ( -- BASF is trying to overcome the supply bottleneck of PA 6 and PA 6.6 compounds. Following a production failure on 10/11 October, the group announced FM for its Ultramid and Miramid range. A BASF spokesman said that the group has provided customers with alternative test types, and plans to begin delivering the relevant compounds at the beginning of November. BASF did not lift force majeure, saying that a renewed start-up would come earliest in December. 

BASF has also announced that it has restarted production of hexamethylendiamine at its Seal Sands / UK site. It has not, however, lifted the FM declared on 11 August. 


       MRC Reference

BASF. The share in the Russian market in 2008:
 PS - 9.1% (GPPS - 5.9%, ABS - 11.4%, EPS - 10.6%).


Annual sales growth in Russia over the 5 years:
 PS - 15%.


Imports by polymers processing technologies:
 injection molding.

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