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Web Date: September 1, 2011

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Petrochemicals: BASF facility includes first acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers plants in South America
Department: ACS News
Keywords: BASF, Brazil

BASF plans to spend $720 million to build a world-scale complex to produce acrylic acid, butyl acrylate, and superabsorbent polymers in Camaçari, Bahia, Brazil. The facility will include the first acrylic acid and superabsorbents plants in South America and will be the largest single investment BASF has made in its century long history in South America, the firm says.

In addition, BASF also plans to make 2-ethyl-hexyl acrylate, a raw material for adhesives and . . .

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