03 March 2005 13:49 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (CNI)--BASF said Thursday it has raised its production capacities for the intermediates di-methyl ethanolamine (DMEOA) and methyl di-ethanolamine (MDEOA) by 25%. The expansion, completed within the last few weeks, was prompted by growing demand and brings BASF's total alkylalkanolamine capacity to about 50,000 tonne/year.
BASF, which claims to be European leader in these intermediates, produces all 15 of its alkylalkanolamine products at Ludwigshafen in Germany.
It declined to quantify the investment cost of the DMEOA and MDEOA expansion or the turnover it generates from alkylalkanolamines production. Most is sold in the European market.
DMEOA is principally used as a precursor for flocculants in effluent water treatment. MDEOA is applied in gas scrubber operations to remove acidic components like carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen sulphide (H2S). It is also used as precursor in laundry softeners.
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