BASF to Increase Capacity for Alkylethanolamines In Ludwigshafen
BASF has announced that it will increase the production capacity of Alkylethanolamines (AEOA) by 20 percent at the BASF Verbund site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. After the start-up in 2020, BASF’s global annual nameplate capacity of AEOA will reportedly be more than 110,000 metric tons per year at its production facilities in Ludwigshafen, Germany; Geismar, La., USA; and Nanjing, China.
“As one of the world’s leading suppliers of amines, we continue to support the fast-growing customer demand for products of our Alkylethanolamine portfolio by increasing our capacity. The demand is particularly high for high-performance products in the Water and Gas Treatment industries,” said Dr. Andrea Frenzel, president, BASF Intermediates Division.
BASF stated that the additional capacity in Ludwigshafen will primarily serve its European customer base. “We have highly efficient manufacturing processes, and with this investment, we provide our customers greater flexibility and reliability of supply than before,” said Dr. Frank Stein, senior vice president, BASF Intermediates Amines Europe.