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BASF to increase capacity for Alkylethanolamines in Ludwigshafen

April 12/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- BASF will increase the production capacity of Alkylethanolamines (AEOA) by 20% at the BASF Verbund site in Ludwigshafen, Germany, as per Hydrocarbonprocessing.

After the start-up in 2020, BASFs global annual nameplate capacity of AEOA will be more than 110,000 metric tons per year at its production facilities in Ludwigshafen, Germany; Geismar, USA; and Nanjing, China.

"As one of the worlds leading suppliers of amines, we continue to support the fastgrowing customer demand for products of our Alkylethanolamine portfolio by increasing our capacity.

The demand is particularly high for high-performance products in the Water- and Gas Treatment industries", said Dr. Andrea Frenzel, President, BASF Intermediates Division.

"The additional capacity in Ludwigshafen will primarily serve our strong European customer base", adds Dr. Frank Stein, Senior Vice President, BASF Intermediates Amines Europe. "We have highly efficient manufacturing processes, and with this investment, we provide our customers greater flexibility and reliability of supply than before."

The versatile Alkylethanolamines are mainly used as precursors for flocculants applied in water treatment and in the coatings industry where they act as binders between pigments and resins. Other applications include gas treatment, fabric softeners, lubricants in metalworking fluids and polyurethanes.

With about 300 different amines, BASF has the worlds most diverse portfolio of this type of chemical intermediates. Along with alkyl-, alkanol- and alkoxyalkylamines, the company offers heterocyclic and aromatic as well as specialty amines.

The range is completed by an expanding portfolio of chiral amines of high optical and chemical purity. The versatile products are used mainly to manufacture process chemicals, pharmaceuticals and crop protection products, as well as cosmetic products and detergents. They also serve to produce coatings, special plastics, composites and special fibers.

As MRC informed before, in September 2018, BASFs Coatings division opened a new laboratory for automotive OEM coatings at its site in Munster, Germany.

BASF is the leading chemical company. It produces a wide range of chemicals, for example solvents, amines, resins, glues, electronic-grade chemicals, industrial gases, basic petrochemicals and inorganic chemicals. The most important customers for this segment are the pharmaceutical, construction, textile and automotive industries.


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Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:poliuretan, coatings, adhesives, BASF, Germany.
Category:General News
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