Firms Wax Prolific | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 86 Issue 30 | p. 27 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 28, 2008

Firms Wax Prolific

Department: Business

BASF and Sasol are adding wax capacity in two separate moves. BASF will double capacity for oxidized waxes at its Ludwigshafen, Germany, site with the construction of a second plant for oxidizing low-density polyethylene waxes, used primarily in plastics processing. The $16 million project also involves the modernization of the company's existing polyethylene wax plant. Meanwhile, Sasol will increase its paraffin wax capacity in Hamburg, Germany, by 15%, by expanding hydro-treating capacity. The expansion should be completed by mid-2009.

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