Citral plant in Ludwigshafen: BASF launches website on progress of repair work
| Subj: Press-releses
BASF launched a website, www.basf.com/citral-plant, to inform its customers, industry stakeholders and the interested public about the progress of the repair work at its Citral production plant in Ludwigshafen. Following a fire at the plant on October 31, 2017, BASF was forced to declare Force Majeure on all its Citral and Isoprenol-based aroma ingredients and on Vitamin A and E, and several Carotenoid products. The website also provides up-to-date estimations of product availability after the start-up of the plant.
As of today, BASF confirms that it still expects to start up the Citral plant in March 2018 at the earliest. The start-up procedure is expected to take several weeks. After initiation of Citral production, downstream products need to be manufactured in a step-wise approach.