BASF in ludwigshafen apparently shipped contaminated base material for foam production due to a production error. One of the companies affected is veenendaal, which also has a branch in lichtenfels and supplies foam from there to many upholstered furniture companies in the region. For safety reasons, therefore, production at veenendaal has been suspended since 6. October the production.
On wednesday, the upholstered furniture company W. Schillig with a press release to the public. It says that on 10. October by an upstream supplier about "possible irregularities in foam production has been informed. In concrete terms, it has emerged that the proportion of dichlorobenzene (DCB) in the production of a basic material for foam has been reduced as a result of an error at BASF in the period from 25 to 30 june 2009. August until 29. September had been raised. "Whether or to what extent the products of W. Schillig are affected, is not yet foreseeable at this point in time due to a lack of information from the foam producers who use the basic material", according to the press release. The company W. Schillig is in close contact with its foam suppliers, who are "under high pressure to carry out the necessary tests", according to a press release were carried out. As the company W. Schillig puts the health of its customers first, it has also commissioned its own tests in collaboration with the german society for materials science (DGM). Results were not yet available, however, as it heibt.