Ludwigshafen, Germany — BASF said that foam produced from its recent batch of contaminated TDI has produced foams with dichlorobenzene levels ‘clearly below 1ppm’ which it said was the ‘limit for workplace exposure.’
Around 2500 tonnes of off-spec material were delivered to foamers, BASF confirmed. Several of these have experienced production interruptions as they assessed the risk to their employees and customers.
The firm added that it will be collecting the remaining 5000 tonnes of TDI that was produced, and has yet to decide what to do with it.
BASF has a hotline for companies and people affected by the deliveries of TDI and this is open from 8am and 6pm Central European Time at +49 621 60 21 99 19.
Around 300 calls have been made to by consumers and direct BASF customers. A team of 75 is working with customers to help with their problems, the firm added. Additionally, BASF said it has given the results of its assessment to ‘responsible authorities and relevant associations.’