BASF raises Germany oxos/plasticiser capacity

27 November 2007 10:40  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--BASF is to increase oxo-alcohols and plasticiser production capacity at its Ludwigshafen plant in Germany, the company said on Tuesday.


Oxo-alcohols capacity will be raised by 80,000 tonnes to 390,000 tonnes/year, the company said in a statement.


“The additional capacity is earmarked mainly for the manufacture of plasticisers, whose production capacity BASF also plans to raise by 40,000 tonnes to 300,000 tonnes/year,” BASF said.


The increased plasticiser production capacity is scheduled to be in place by the second quarter of 2008 while the oxo-alcohol capacity will be gradually increased by the end of the first quarter of 2009, the company said.


“Our capacity expansions in Ludwigshafen are in response to strong demand from customers throughout Europe for PVC plasticisers based on C9 and C10 alcohols,” said petrochemical division president Albert Heuser.


By: Lucy Craymer
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