BASF starts new butadiene extraction plant at its Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium

BASF starts up butadiene extraction plant in Antwerp, Belgium

7:26 AM, 12th September 2014
BASF starts new butadiene extraction plant at its Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium
BASF headquarters in Germany.

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY/ANTWERP, BELGIUM: BASF announced the start-up of a new butadiene extraction plant at its Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium. The plant has an annual production capacity of 155,000 metric tonne. The plant in Antwerp is BASF’s second butadiene extraction plant in Europe. BASF already operates a butadiene extraction plant at its Verbund site in Ludwigshafen, Germany, with an annual production capacity of 105,000 metric tonne. With the plant in Antwerp, BASF is more than doubling its production capacity for butadiene in Europe.

“This plant secures our internal supply with butadiene at competitive costs. In addition, it enables us to take advantage of opportunities on the external market and strengthens our market position in Europe,” said Dr Uwe Kirchgaßner, Head of regional business unit, Basic Petrochemicals Europe, BASF.

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