BASF to expand Germany emissions catalyst production facility

19 July 2012 10:13  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Germany-based BASF will invest a double-digit million euro sum to expand and modernise its emissions catalysts production facility in Nienburg, Lower Saxony, the producer said on Thursday.

Further details on the financials and volumes for the facility were not disclosed.

BASF said it needs to increase the plant's capacity in order to keep pace with increasing demand for “innovative and cost-effective emissions control systems for cars, trucks, buses and off-road vehicles with gasoline and diesel engines”.

“This expansion project is an investment in the future of the plant and an affirmation of our commitment to the Nienburg site and the region,” said site director Martin Kraum.

The main part of BASF's investment relates to expanding production lines for catalytic particle filters and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalysts for diesel engines, it said.

“State-of-the-art systems for coating and drying the catalysts will also be procured, while a new warehouse facility will be built to increase the plant’s on-site storage,” BASF added.


By: Franco Capaldo
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