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Evonik declares Force Majeure at C4 facilities in Antwerp and Marl

Essen, May 10, 2017

Essen, Germany. Evonik declared Force Majeure for several C4 products from Antwerp, Belgium, and Marl, Germany, on Tuesday, May 9. This is the result of an explosion in the proximity of Evonik’s C4-plant at the Antwerp site on Sunday, May 7. Therefore, the plant in Antwerp was shut down. As a result, also the supply of raw materials necessary for C4 production in Marl, Germany, is affected. 

Two employees were slightly injured. Both were taken to hospital for a medical check-up and were already discharged. 

The precise extent of the damage and the duration of the production outage cannot yet be assessed. Evonik has insurance coverage for both technical and economic damage that will cover the vast majority of the damage. 

Evonik will use all reasonable efforts to mitigate the effects of this situation on its customers.
The C4 plants in Antwerp and Marl produce intermediates like Butadiene, 1-Buten, MTBE and Isobutene for the tire, paper and plastic industries.

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