BASF shuts ibuprofen production at U.S. plant due to technical problem

Ibuprofen production at BASF's plant in Bishop, TX, has been shut down since June 3 due to a technical problem, according to a spokesman for the German chemicals group. The spokesman said more details of the issue, which could take until early September to fix, should be available in July.

Ibuprofen production at BASF's plant in Bishop, TX, has been shut down since June 3 due to a technical problem, according to a spokesman for the German chemicals group. The spokesman said more details of the issue, which could take until early September to fix, should be available in July. <i>Apotheke Adhoc</i>, which first reported the issue, noted the Bishop plant can produce 5,000 tonnes annually, representing about a sixth of the global ibuprofen supply.