is building a new plant for the production of specialty amines in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The facility, with a total annual capacity of about 12,000 metric tons, is scheduled for completion in 2015. The product range of this multi-product plant comprises 15 amines for different applications. With this new facility, BASF continues to expand its network of amines with plants in Ludwigshafen and Schwarzheide in Germany; Antwerp, Belgium; Geismar, Louisiana; and Nanjing, China.
In addition, BASF announced in March that it is building another new multi-product plant for the production of specialty amines at the BASF Verbund site in Nanjing, China. The main products of this plant will be dimethylaminopropylamine (DMAPA) and polyetheramine (PEA). This facility is also expected to be complete in 2015.