BASF has announced plans to introduce a new production plant for water-soluble dispersants based on acrylic acid at its Dilovasi, Turkey, location. The company says it seeks to support its customers in the detergent, cleaning and chemical processing industry across Europe, the Middle East and Africa with this investment that will double its production capacity. The additional capacities are expected to be fully operational by the third quarter of 2023.

The water-soluble dispersants and functional additives are marketed by BASF’s Care Chemicals operating division under the brand Sokalan®. Some can facilitate dirt removal, disperse dissolved dirt in water and prevent lime deposits on laundry, dishes and in washing machines and dishwashers, and some can be used in various technical processes to prevent fouling, according to the company.