BASF build new speciality amines plant in Nanjing complex

BASF to build new speciality amines plant at Nanjing complex

7:32 AM, 25th September 2017
BASF to build new speciality amines plant in Nanjing complex
The plant is scheduled to come on stream in 2019 and will mainly produce 1,2-Propylenediamine (1,2-PDA), n-Octylamine (n-OA) and Polyetheramine (PEA).

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY/ SHANGHAI, CHINA: BASF SE said that it will build a new speciality amines plant at its present site in Nanjing Chemical Industry Park in China.

The new multi-product plant can manufacture 21,000 metric tonnes per year and further extends BASF’s amines portfolio at the speciality amines complex in Nanjing. The plant is scheduled to come on stream in 2019 and will mainly produce 1,2-Propylenediamine (1,2-PDA), n-Octylamine (n-OA) and Polyetheramine (PEA).

The main products of the new plant include:

1,2-Propylendiamine (1,2-PDA) – an essential ingredient to produce elastic fibres. It is also used as a building block in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, crop protection agents, colourants, textile auxiliaries, pigments and optical brighteners. Additionally, it is used as a corrosion inhibitor in surface treatment products.

N-Octylamine (n-OA) is used as a chemical intermediate for the synthesis of antimicrobial and biocidal agents.

Polyetheramines (PEA) are chemical intermediates used, for eg, to produce polyurea coatings, adhesives and plastics. It is also used as a curing agent in epoxy resin systems for the production of blades for wind energy plants. BASF offers PEA under its Baxxodur brand.

“BASF offers a wide range of amines globally, and this investment reflects our continued commitment to meeting the growing market demand in Asia Pacific. Building on decades of experience in developing and manufacturing amines, this new plant will further strengthen our global leadership in these versatile intermediate products,” said Stefan Blank, president, BASF Intermediates division.

“This investment will help us to meet the increasing Asia Pacific demand for speciality amines used as intermediates in a diverse range of industries and applications, such as epoxy formulations, crop protection agents, spandex and biocides for the coatings industry,” said Narayan Krishnamohan, senior vice president, intermediates Asia Pacific, BASF.

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