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BASF to explore new investment in Brazil

March 10/2011

(BASF) -- BASF is exploring opportunities for a new investment in Brazil. Projects under consideration include the production of acrylic acid, butyl acrylate and superabsorbent polymers (SAP). The company is conducting a feasibility study to evaluate the technical, commercial and economic viability of operating a world-scale complex in Brazil.


Decision on the plants to be built as well as on their capacities will be taken after the completion of the feasibility study, which is planned to be concluded in 2011. With this investment BASF is targeting at the growing South American market with special focus on Brazil.


To secure the competitiveness of the investment under consideration, BASF and Braskem S.A., a major chemical company in Brazil, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This MoU defines the long-term supply conditions for propylene, which is used as feedstock for the acrylic acid production, as well as the supply of utilities by Braskem to BASF.


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