BASF increase global capacity 1,6-hexanediol

BASF to increase global capacity for 1,6-hexanediol

11:39 AM, 3rd January 2013
BASF to increase global capacity for 1,6-hexanediol

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY: BASF will increase its annual global capacity for manufacturing the chemical intermediate 1,6-hexanediol (HDO) by more than 20 per cent to more than 50,000 tonne per annum by 2014. For this purpose, the company will further optimize its production processes, carry out various infrastructure projects and enhance its logistical processes. BASF will invest more than €30 million. Through these measures BASF will strengthen its position as the globally leading HDO supplier. BASF operates HDO production facilities at its Verbund sites in Freeport, Texas, and Ludwigshafen, Germany.

“By increasing our capacity and further optimizing our operations we respond to the growing demand for innovative high-performance formulations. By aligning with the growth of our customers and ensuring the availability of high-quality HDO we continue to serve our global customers as a reliable partner,” said Sanjeev Gandhi, President, Intermediates division, BASF.

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