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Web Date: August 9, 2007

More Propionic Acid For BASF

Firm will expand capacity in Ludwigshafen and Nanjing
Department: Business

BASF is increasing its annual capacity for propionic acid at its sites in Ludwigshafen and Nanjing.

Production in Ludwigshafen will be expanded by 30,000 metric tons per year and by 9,000 metric tons per year in Nanjing. In Nanjing, production is handled by BASF YPC, a joint venture of BASF and Sinopec.

Once the expansion of the two production facilities is completed by mid-2009, BASF will have total annual capacity of 149,000 metric tons for the chemical, which is used as a feed grain preservative and as an intermediate in the production of vitamin E, as well as in active pharmaceutical ingredients, crop protection agents, solvents, food preservatives, and plastics.

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