BASF-YPC breaks ground SAP plant in China

BASF-YPC breaks ground for SAP plant in China

6:48 AM, 28th May 2012
BASF-YPC breaks ground for SAP plant in China

NANJING, CHINA: BASF-YPC Company Limited, a 50-50 joint venture between BASF and Sinopec, broke ground for a new superabsorbent polymers (SAP) plant in Nanjing. This milestone signifies BASF’s commitments in bringing important chemicals to the China market that will support the development of more sustainable local industries. The 60,000-metric-tonne SAP plant in Nanjing is planned to begin commercial operation in early 2014.

“We are also planning to build a new acrylic acid facility as well as a new world-scale butyl acrylate plant. In China, consumers are showing a growing demand for these high quality superabsorbent materials, making it interesting for companies like BASF and Sinopec to invest in China to manufacture these products with the highest quality standards. The expectation is for this market to grow and so this SAP plant is built to suit the anticipated demand,” said Dr Stephan Kothrade, President, BASF-YPC Company Limited.

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