Germany's BASF to build 300,000 tonne/year TDI plant in Europe

26 May 2011 11:08  [Source: ICIS news]

BASFLONDON (ICIS)--BASF plans to build the world’s largest single-train toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) plant in Europe, with a nameplate capacity of 300,000 tonnes/year, and have it operational by 2014, the German chemical major said on Thursday.

“With this new plant, we will complement our strong global network of integrated worldscale TDI facilities to serve our customers growing demand,” said Wayne Smith, president of BASF’s polyurethanes division.

The new plant will be located in either Antwerp, Belgium, or Ludwigshafen, Germany, at one of the company’s “verbund” sites, which have interlinked production plants.

Engineering is currently underway, and BASF said it will release details shortly about the final selection of the plant’s location and total investment cost.

“This new investment supports BASF’s growth strategy, underlines our leading position as the largest TDI producer and reinforces our commitment to the TDI market,” said Martin Brudermuller, vice chairman of BASF’s board of executive directors.

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By: Heidi Finch
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