BASF, Sinopec joint venture building acrylic acid, SAP plant in Nanjing, China

BASF, Sinopec JV to build acrylic acid, SAP plant in Nanjing, China

10:34 AM, 9th April 2014
BASF, Sinopec joint venture agreement

NANJING, CHINA: BASF and Sinopec inaugurated two new plants for acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers (SAP) at their state-of-the-art Verbund site, BASF-YPC Co Ltd, a 50-50 joint venture in Nanjing, China. Additionally, a new butyl acrylate plant will begin production later this year. The new plants will further strengthen the C3 (propylene) value chain and serve the growing downstream demand.

“The start-up of these projects will continuously improve the company’s ability to meet the demands of our customers. It will create new opportunities for sustainability and will make a positive contribution to clean production. It will also enhance industrial development,” said Chang Zhenyong, Vice Chief Engineer, Director of Chemical Department, Sinopec Corporation.

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