Volume 89 Issue 35 | p. 6 | News of The Week
Issue Date: August 29, 2011

BASF To Invest Big In Brazil

Petrochemicals: Planned facility includes South America’s first acrylic acid, superabsorbent polymers plants
Department: Business
Keywords: acrylic acid, superabsorbent polymers, Brazil, South America

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

In addition, BASF plans to make 2-ethylhexyl acrylate, a raw material for adhesives and coatings, at its existing chemical site . . .

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