BASF increases VFA capacity in Germany China

BASF increases VFA capacity in Germany and China

11:56 AM, 5th July 2012
BASF increases VFA capacity in Germany and China
Dr Uwe Liebelt, President, Paper Chemicals division, BASF.

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY: BASF is planning to expand the manufacturing plant for vinylformamide (VFA) in Ludwigshafen. In addition, BASF intends to increase the polymerization capacity in Ludwigshafen and build a new polymerization line for VFA in China for further processing of the feedstock from Ludwigshafen. This facility will be built at the Zhenjiang site, Jiangsu province. Production is scheduled by the end of 2014.

With the enlarged capacity, BASF will be able to better serve paper makers around the world. “The expansion in Ludwigshafen will allow us to keep up with the growing demand for polyvinylamine. Growth is expected in Europe and the Americas, where paper makers are under an enormous pressure to reduce their cost of operations as well as in Asia, which we consider the growth engine of paper production and demand,” explained Dr Uwe Liebelt, President, Paper Chemicals division, BASF.

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