BASF Shores Up Specialty Amines Supply

March 5, 2015
Pharmaceutical Technology Editors

BASF is expanding its Verbund site in Ludwigshafen to include production capacity for about 20 specialty amines.

 

BASF will expand its production capacity at its Verbund site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The expansion will include the production capacity for about 20 specialty amines by early 2017 with an investment of an undisclosed double-digit million-euro amount, according to the press release.

BASF currently makes approximately 200 different amines including alkyl-, alkanol-, and alkoxyalkylamines, heterocyclic and aromatic, and specialty amines. Last Spring, the company announced the expanded capacity for amines at Verbund and in Nanjing, China, with startup plans expected in 2015.

The investment aims to meet growing demand in Europe, said Stefan Blank, president of BASF Intermediates division, in a press release. In January 2015, BASF announced that it planned to invest up to $65 million USD to expand some of its facilities, including the Ludwigshafen, Germany site, for its Polyvinyl pyrrolidone capabilities.

Source: BASF