11 November 2002 12:19 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (CNI)--BASF said Monday it has successfully commissioned a 6000 tonne/year specialty amines plant at its Ludwigshafen site in Germany.
The plant is now commercially producing specialty amines for the foundry industry, polyurethane (PU) catalysts and intermediates for crop protection agents.
The German chemicals giant already operates specialty amines plants in Schwarzheide in Germany, Antwerp in Belgium and Geismar, Louisiana, US.
The capacity expansion enables BASF to further extend its position as leading supplier of specialty amines worldwide, it said in a statement, and meet future market needs in a sustained growth sector.
BASF capacity worldwide for specialty amines capacity is approximately 200 000 tonne/year.
Investment costs for the plant were not divulged.
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