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BASF and SINOPEC inaugurate world-scale isononanol plant


BASF and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (SINOPEC) inaugurated their world-scale isononanol (INA) plant in Maoming Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, Maoming, China. The plant will be run by BASF MPCC Company Limited (BMC), which is a 50-50 joint venture between BASF and SINOPEC. It has ...


BASF starts first MDI production in Chongqing


BASF has begun its first production of diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) at its wholly-owned site in Chongqing, China. Production will be ramped up gradually in line with market demand. MDI is an important component for polyurethanes – an extremely versatile plastics material that contributes ...


Solvay starts up new fluoroelastomers plant in Changshu, China


Solvay has begun production at its new fluoroelastomers (FKM) plant in Changshu, China, as part of its ongoing strategic site expansion, to meet booming demand for its specialty polymers from Asia’s fast-growing automotive industry and multiple other high-end markets.As Solvay Specialty Polymers’ ...


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BASF breaks ground on new, world-scale chemical catalysts manufacturing plant


BASF broke ground on a new, world-scale chemical catalysts production facility at the company’s existing site in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Caojing, Shanghai, China. The new plant – BASF’s first process catalysts manufacturing facility in Asia Pacific – will produce base metal ...


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BASF inaugurates new plant for high performance Ultramid in China

Polymerization capacity of 100,000 metric tons per year


BASF inaugurated its new Ultramid® (polyamide 6 and 6/6.6) polymerization plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai, China. The new plant, with a capacity of 100,000 metric tons per year, will further strengthen BASF’s local production and supply network and better serve the ...


BASF starts trial production of mononitrobenzene in Chongqing

Mononitrobenzene plant is one part of RMB 8 billion (approx. €860 million) BASF investment


BASF has begun trial operations at the mononitrobenzene plant within the integrated 400,000 metric ton methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) complex in Chongqing, China. Mononitrobenzene is a precursor for the production of MDI. This MDI site covers an area of more than 50 hectares, including ...


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LANXESS starts production at its new EPDM plant in China

Nameplate capacity of 160,000 metric tons per year


German specialty chemicals company LANXESS has successfully started its new EPDM plant in Changzhou (Jiangsu Province), China. With the gradual ramp-up of the new plant LANXESS completes its global EPDM (ethylene propylene diene rubber) asset base. Over the next months LANXESS will be running ...


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Clariant opens new desiccant manufacturing plant in China

Site will support further expansion of products for the Food Protection market


Clariant announced the opening of a new desiccant manufacturing plant at its site in Zhengjiang, China. Clariant will produce its line of Container Dri II® products alongside a full range of desiccant bags at the new facility, extending its existing regional support for the Asian market.In ...


WACKER Starts Up New Production Plant for Polyvinyl Acetat


Wacker Chemie AG inaugurated its new production plant for food-grade polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) solid resins at its Nanjing site (Jiangsu province) in China. PVAc solid resins find use in the manufacture of gumbase for chewing gum. With this investment, WACKER intends to secure sufficient long-term ...


AkzoNobel breaks ground on new Specialty Chemicals plant in China


AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business recently broke ground on a new alkoxylation facility in Ningbo, China, bringing the company's total investment in the strategic multi-site to more than €400 million. Werner Fuhrmann, Executive Committee member responsible for Specialty Chemicals: "Our ...


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