19 April 2012 07:15 [Source: ICIS news]
Correction: In the ICIS story headlined "CHINAPLAS '12: BASF plans to grow Hexamoll DINCH market" dated 19 April 2012, please read in the second paragraph ... High molecular weight phthalates... instead of ... Non-phthalate plasticisers.... and in the fifth paragraph …project in Asia… instead of …project in Malaysia… A corrected story, with recasts, follows.
“High molecular weight phthalates, such as di-isononyl phthalate [DINP] and di-propyl heptanol phthalate [DPHP], along with non-phthalate plasticisers, will be playing a more and more important role in the plasticiser market as being much safer and healthier than dioctyl phthalate [DOP],” said Torsten Penkuhn, senior vice president of BASF in southeast Asia.
Environmental regulation and growing safety concerns have resulted in customers’ demand for the phthalate-free plasticisers growing at a much faster rate, he said.
“We expect the growth rates for DINCH to be at or over the GDP rates in
The company is planning a Hexamoll DINCH project in
“It is part of [BASF’s] strategy to grow the Hexamoll DINCH market in
“We'll continue to provide comprehensive solutions for our customers’ needs and expect more of this product in the future,” he added.
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