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Aug 19, 2017

Ashland has declared force majeure(FM) in Europe on 1,4 Butanediol(BDO),tetrahydrofuran(THF) and formaldehyde after a fire shut down production at its plant at Marl, Germany, the US-based company said on Friday.

Following the fire on Thursday, production has been suspended while an investigation into the cause and extent of the fire takes place, it said.

The Marl plant's BDO capacity is 100,000 tonnes/year.

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