SAP plants planned for Brazil, China

BASF is strengthening its position in the superabsorbent polymers (SAP) market with investments in local production sites in fast growing emerging markets. In South America, BASF will build a SAP plant in Camacari, Brazil with an annual capacity of 60,000 metric tons. Production is expected to start in late 2014. In China, BASF-YPC Co. Ltd, a 50-50 joint venture between BASF and Sinopec, plans to start construction of a 60,000-metric-ton SAP plant at its Verbund site in Nanjing in mid 2012. Commercial production is planned for the beginning of 2014.

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