BASF starts up water treatment, paper chems plant in Nanjing, China

19 December 2012 14:51  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--BASF has started production at its new water treatment and paper chemicals facility in Nanjing, China, the Germany-based chemicals major said on Wednesday.

The worldscale facility is the first installation of a backward-integrated polyacrylamide (PAM) value chain in China, BASF said.

The facility has a capacity for 40,000 tonnes/year of quaternised cationic monomers and 20,000 tonnes/year of cationic PAM. Key precursors are supplied by BASF-YPC, a 50:50 joint venture company between BASF and Chinese oil and gas major Sinopec.

“The completion of these facilities is an important milestone, allowing BASF to establish a globally cost-competitive supply for the water treatment industry,” said Matthias Halusa, head of BASF’s Global Business Management Water Solutions.

“Production right at the heart of the water treatment industry in Asia further strengthens BASF’s position in this region as a supplier of innovative solutions,” Halusa added.

Heng Lin, senior vice president of BASF’s paper chemicals business in the Asia-Pacific region, added: “This plant will underpin BASF’s position as one of the leading players in providing retention and drainage solutions as well as water management to our paper customers.”

Financial details were not disclosed.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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