Geismar, Louisiana - BASF Corp. said it is plannig a six week maintenance shut-down at unit at its Geismar site that makes diols and derivatives, some of which are used in polyurethanes and adhesives.
Products affected include 1,4-butanediol (BDO), tetrahydrofuran (THF) and Poly THF, N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP), N-cvinylpyrrolidone (NVP) and speciality pyrrolidones.
The company said the normal, scheduled shutdown will begin in the second half of May, and maintenance should be done by early July.
"This is a normal, scheduled shutdown done roughly every four years to perform maintenance on the units and implement smaller reliability projects," said Christof Herion, operations Ddirector for the BASF Intermediates business in North America, in a company statement.
"We expect to complete all work within six weeks and bring the units back on line by early July. Since we have adequate inventories of all products from these units, we will continue to supply our customers with needed products throughout the shutdown period."