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BASF to expand compounding capacities for engineering plastics

Start-up planned for 2017


BASF is expanding the compounding capacities for engineering plastics in Europe. Presumably from 2017 it will be possible to additionally produce up to 70,000 metric tons per year of Ultramid® (PA: polyamide) and Ultradur® (PBT: polybutylene terephthalate) at the Schwarzheide site, Germany. ...


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BASF starts operations at 300,000-metric-ton TDI plant at Ludwigshafen site

Competitiveness of Ludwigshafen site strengthened


BASF officially inaugurated the new TDI (toluene diisocyanate) plant at its Ludwigshafen site. The plant has an annual capacity of 300,000 metric tons of TDI. The total investment, including precursors, is over €1billion. This is the largest investment ever made at the site and will create ...


BASF starts up production plant for specialty amines in Ludwigshafen


BASF in Ludwigshafen has started up a world-scale plant for the production of specialty amines. The multi-product plant can manufacture approximately 12,000 metric tons per year of a product range of about 15 amines for different applications. Owing to its high flexibility, the plant can also be ...


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BASF opens construction chemicals production facility

BASF’s first production plant for concrete admixture in Western Africa


BASF inaugurated its new production plant for concrete admixtures in Lagos, Nigeria. The production site is BASF’s answer to the increasing demand for construction chemicals in western Africa. “We are now able to rapidly supply our customers with admixtures for all cement and aggregate types, ...


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 ...


Yara and BASF break ground on new ammonia plant


Yara International ASA and BASF broke ground today on a world scale ammonia plant at the BASF site in Freeport, Texas. Total capital investment for the plant – which is expected to come online in 2017 – is estimated at $600 million. As part of the project, Yara will build an ammonia tank at the ...


BASF and PETRONAS to build polyisobutene production plant

First such plant in South East Asia


BASF and PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) will build a new world-scale production plant for highly reactive polyisobutene (HR-PIB) at the site of their existing joint venture, BASF PETRONAS Chemicals Sdn Bhd, in Kuantan, Malaysia. The plant, which will be the first of its kind in South East ...


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BASF commissions one of Europe’s most advanced production plants for form release agents


Supporting the increasing demand for ecologically sound and user friendly products, BASF commissioned a new production plant for form release agents that is among the most advanced and most efficient in Europe. Opened at the company’s in Staßfurt site in May 2015, the new facility produces ...


BASF to lift Force Majeure for EO-based products


BASF will lift Force Majeure declared on May 21 for ethylene oxide (EO)-based products produced in Europe in the portfolio of Home Care and Industrial & Institutional Cleaning, Formulation Technologies, AgChem Additives and certain EO-based products in the portfolio of Personal Care as of July ...


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