BASF plans SAP plants in Brazil and China

BASF will build a SAP plant in Camacari, Brazil with an annual capacity of 60,000mt. Production is expected to begin in late 2014. In China, BASF-YPC Company Limited, a 50-50 joint venture between BASF and Sinopec, intends to begin construction of a 60,000mt SAP plant at its Verbund site in Nanjing in mid 2012. Commercial production is scheduled for the beginning of 2014. The investments in Brazil and China accentuate BASF’s long-term commitment to its customers and the emerging markets. Both plants will be built using the latest state-of-the-art technology; they will also be backwards integrated into acrylic acid, allowing the production of high-quality premium SAP in the emerging markets. BASF is currently conducting a feasibility study to evaluate the technical and economic viability of constructing an integrated SAP plant in Kuantan, Malaysia.

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