Issue Date: April 4, 2011
BASF Sets Expansion In Malaysia, China …
BASF and Petronas will expand acrylic acid and n-butanol facilities at their joint venture in southern Malaysia. The partners will also undertake a feasibility study for a new superabsorbent polymers plant. In December 2010, BASF and Petronas said they were considering a $1.3 billion investment in a specialties complex in Malaysia (C&EN, Dec. 13, 2010, page 16). Separately, the Chinese government has approved BASF’s proposal to build a $1.2 billion urethane chemicals plant in Chongqing’s Changshou industrial park in southwestern China. The project consists of a 400,000-metric-ton-per-year methylene diphenyl diisocyanate plant and facilities to make the raw materials nitrobenzene and aniline.
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