BASF raises Ludwigshafen polyamide 6 capacity on higher demand

20 December 2012 12:51  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--BASF has increased its Ultramid B polyamide 6 film production capacity at Ludwigshafen, Germany, by 21,000 tonnes/year on growing demand for related downstream products, the company said on Thursday.

“This capacity increase reflects our customers’ growing demand for sophisticated polymer applications in the area of flexible film food packaging,” said Hermann Althoff, head of the German chemical giant’s polyamide and intermediates global business unit.

“With this new capacity for high-end polyamides we are able to support the application innovations and film production efficiency of our customers even better,” he added.

BASF said the capacity increase had started up this month, but did not give a specific date. The company also did not give its total polyamide 6 capacity before or after the 21,000 tonne/year increase.

Polyamide 6 is also known as nylon 6. BASF said its Ultramid B film line was used in a wide variety of applications, including polymer modifications and additivation.


By: Graeme Paterson
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