BASF to boost ammonium carbonate capacity at Ludwigshafen by 30%

18 April 2012 10:35  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--BASF is increasing production capacity by 30% at its ammonium bicarbonate and ammonium carbonate plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, the chemical major said on Wednesday.

BASF said the capacity increase will help it meet rising demand for high-purity food additives on the world market.

The German company added that the upgrade is scheduled for completion by early 2013.

“With our technical expertise and the high quality standard of our plant, which is geared towards the most stringent requirements in the production of food additives, we are ideally placed to further strengthen our market-leading position in this segment,” said Thomas Wehlage, senior vice president and head of the inorganic chemicals business unit.

Financial details and capacity figures were not disclosed.

By: Leigh Stringer
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