BASF, Petronas plan superabsorbent polymers facility in Malaysia

29 March 2011 14:41  [Source: ICIS news]

TORONTO (ICIS)--BASF and Petronas are planning a feasibility study for a superabsorbent polymers plant in Malaysia, the companies said on Tuesday.

The plant would be part of their BASF Petronas Chemicals joint venture which operates an integrated petrochemicals complex, producing acrylic monomers, oxo products and butanediol in the Gebeng industrial zone in Pahang, Malaysia, they said.

The companies said they had also decided to look into the expansion of the existing production capacities, without disclosing capacity or financial details.

“With this capacity expansion and extension into superabsorbent polymers we extract further potential of our acrylics value chain in BASF Petronas Chemicals,” said Martin Brudermuller, BASF executive board member with responsibility for Asia-Pacific.

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By: Stefan Baumgarten
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