09 October 2008 12:36 [Source: ICIS news]
The debottlenecking project was completed on time in the third quarter 2008 and is already on line and in use to serve customers, said BASF in a statement.
It did not disclose current capacities at the plant or the investment cost.
“The global polyolefin catalysts market is expected to grow 4-5% per year through 2015,” said George Vann, BASF Polyolefin Catalysts global business manager.
“We expanded manufacturing capacity to keep pace with the market, meet our customers’ needs and leverage the value we bring to them,” he added.
The new capacity would help BASF better service customers in Europe and the
BASF’s Lynx polypropylene catalyst technologies are used commercially in all major polypropylene process technologies, including slurry, bulk loop, stirred gas, fluid gas, and stirred bulk.
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