BASF, Markor produce butanediol polytetrahydrofuran in China
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BASF, Markor to produce butanediol and polytetrahydrofuran in China

9:47 AM, 5th March 2013
BASF, Markor to produce butanediol and polytetrahydrofuran in China
BASF headquarters in Germany.

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY/HONG KONG, CHINA: BASF and Xinjiang Markor Chemical Industry Co Ltd plan to establish two joint ventures for the production of butanediol (BDO) and polytetrahydrofuran (PolyTHF) in Korla, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Northwest China. The joint venture agreements have already been signed but are subject to further closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

The joint venture companies intend to build a plant for the production of BDO and one for PolyTHF which are planned to go on stream in 2015. The annual capacities of the plants located in Korla will be 100,000 tonne of BDO and 50,000 tonne of PolyTHF.

“Based on our globally leading PolyTHF technology and the strong local presence of Markor in China, we are aiming to expand our local production capacity in order to support our customers in the Chinese market with high quality products,” said Dr Guido Voit, Senior Vice President, responsible for the region Asia Pacific within Intermediates division, BASF.

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