BASF build world-scale acetylene plant in Germany

BASF to build world-scale acetylene plant in Germany

6:02 AM, 29th September 2016
BASF to build a world-scale acetylene plant in Germany
Model of new acetylene plant Ludwigshafen, Germany.

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY: BASF SE said that it is replacing its current acetylene plant by building a new world-scale manufacturing plant at its site in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

Starting up at the end of 2019 it will have the capacity to produce 90,000 metric tonnes of acetylene per annum with  the utilisation of the world’s most efficient production process. Around 20 production facilities in the  Ludwigshafen site use acetylene as an initial material for producing many other products and value chains.

With its current manufacturing process, the facility will strengthen the BASF Verbund in Ludwigshafen. This method uses raw materials very efficiently. Moreover, the heat given off during production will be used to generate energy. The final product yield is higher and by-products are used efficiently.

Verbund is all about interlinking of production plants, energy flows and infrastructure. This system creates efficient value chains that extend from basic chemicals right through to high-value-added products such as coatings and crop protection agents. Additionally, the by-products of one plant can be used as the starting materials of another.

As a chemical component, acetylene has a various range of applications. It is an important starting material for many everyday products, including pharmaceuticals, plastics, cleaners, electronic chemicals and highly elastic textile fibres. customers use these products in the automotive, pharma, construction, consumer goods and textiles industries.

 “We have been working on acetylene production for more than 50 years and have continuously refined the associated processes during this time. Hence, this facility will use state-of-the-art technical equipment and processes,” said Dr Stefan Blank, president of the intermediates division.

“As a main primary material for many BASF products and for goods produced by our customers, acetylene is very important to BASF. Integrating this plant within our Verbund approach offers advantages such as efficient use of resources, excellent production synergies and short supply routes. This will further enhance the long-term competitiveness of our Ludwigshafen site,” said Dr Uwe Liebelt, head of the BASF Ludwigshafen Verbund site.

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