Short circuit leads to BASF recall

Chemical giant BASF has declared Force Majeure at its ecoflex plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, after detecting a technical defect that has potentially compromised 1,500 tonnes of product. It is expected to be shutdown for at least three weeks. In addition to ecoflex, the plant produces ecovio, both of which are compostable bioplastics. The defect was…