BASF Petronas build new polyisobutene plant in Malaysia

BASF Petronas to build new polyisobutene plant in Malaysia

7:17 AM, 18th January 2018
BASF Petronas to build new polyisobutene plant in Malaysia
Great teamwork and commitment from the team ensure the successful start-up of the HR-PIB plant.

KUANTAN, MALAYSIA: BASF Petronas Chemicals, a Malaysia-based joint venture between BASF SE and Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) has successfully decided the start-up of a new plant for the production of highly reactive polyisobutene (HR-PIB).

The new plant will have a total annual capacity of 50,000 metric tonnes, at its integrated site in Gebeng, Kuantan, Malaysia.

HR-PIB is an important intermediate product for the manufacturing of high-performance fuel and lubricant additives, including additives for sludge prevention. It is also used in other industrial applications.

“We are happy that the first on-spec product has been successfully manufactured and dispatched to our customers. Our plant is the first of its kind in South East Asia and meets local market needs, supported by strong raw material backward integration,” said Dr Sven Crone, managing director of BASF Petronas Chemicals.

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