BASF invests in specialty zeolites production at Ludwigshafen site

BASF invests in specialty zeolites production at Ludwigshafen site

12:26 PM, 6th September 2012
BASF invests in specialty zeolites production at Ludwigshafen site
Dr Hans-Peter Neumann, Senior Vice President, Process Catalysts and Technologies, BASF.

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY: BASF is investing in the construction of a production plant for specialty zeolites at its Ludwigshafen, Germany site. The plant is expected to start up operations in the first quarter of 2014, significantly increasing BASF’s production capacity for specialty zeolites.

Increasingly stringent automotive emissions regulations such as the US 2010 standard and the upcoming EURO 6 standard are leading to rising demand for advanced exhaust-gas treatment catalysts, such as those produced at BASF’s emissions catalysts production sites in Huntsville, Alabama (US); Nienburg, Germany; and Shanghai, China. In addition to automotive emissions solutions, the new specialty zeolite plant will support applications in the chemical, petrochemical and refining sectors.

“This investment allows us to backward integrate our production processes for leading-edge exhaust-gas treatment systems, helping increase our operating efficiency while creating sustainable solutions for cleaner air. At the same time, we expect strong market demand for specialty zeolites in the years ahead. This new plant and increased production capacity will allow us to address both areas of growth and opportunity, while creating 19 jobs at the Ludwigshafen site,” said Dr Hans-Peter Neumann, Senior Vice President, Process Catalysts and Technologies, BASF.

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