05 April 2006 17:40 [Source: ICIS news]
Correction: In the ICIS news story headlined “BASF to boost US polyol output 28%” dated 5 April, please read the headline as “… polyol output 40% …” instead of “… polyol output 28% …” Also, please read in the first paragraph … by 40% … instead of … by 28% … A corrected story follows.
The company will construct two new reactors and revamp two existing reactors used to make polyols at its
The additions and renovations will cost about $125m (Euro102m) and increase BASF’s
“These investments will improve the effectiveness of our polyol and TDI manufacturing at Geismar, and will secure a reliable supply of high-quality products to our customers in the long run,” said Bill Bernstein, BASF’s head of polyurethanes in
Polyols are propylene oxide-based materials used to manufacture polyurethane products.
With the additions, BASF’s capacity will better support the existing polyurethane business and replaces to a large extent external tolling arrangements and purchases, the company said.
BASF is the world’s largest chemical company and makes chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals.
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