08 August 2008 09:36 [Source: ICIS news]
The plant will start up in 2010 and would raise BASF’s worldwide complexing agents capacity to 120,000 tonnes/year, it said.
The company did not disclose its current capacity for complexing agents production.
Sold under the brand name Trilon M, the sales of methylglycinedi-acetic acid continue to grow, said the company in a statement.
“Trilon M is readily biodegradable and improves the cleaning effect of detergents and cleaning agents as well as industrial and all-purpose cleaners,” said BASF’s marketing director Thomas Greindl, care chemicals and formulators Europe.
“BASF’s chelating agent Trilon M also offers a good price/performance ratio. It has therefore established itself as a product for replacing phosphates in modern, high-performance, ecofriendly dishwasher detergents,” he added.
The company supplies mainly to the detergents and cleaners industry as well as to cosmetics manufacturers. The product is available worldwide in liquid and various solid forms.
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