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BASF Opens Production Plant for Specialty Amines in Nanjing, China

Published on 2016-05-02. Author : SpecialChem

Nanjing, China -- BASF has inaugurated its new plant for the production of specialty amines at its existing wholly-owned site in the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park in Nanjing, China. Commercial products will now be available for delivery to customers with shorter lead times. The new plant complements existing facilities in Germany and the U.S.

BASF Opens Production Plant for Specialty Amines
Fig. 1: BASF Opens Production Plant for Specialty Amines

“This new production plant improves our flexibility to better and quicker serve our customers by ensuring a stable supply in the Asia Pacific region, and at the same time strengthens our global network with regional manufacturing footprint here,” said Narayan Krishnamohan, Senior Vice President, BASF Intermediates Asia Pacific.

Dimethylaminopropylamine (DMAPA) is mainly consumed in the production of betaines, which are used as co-surfactants in personal care products like shampoo and body wash. DMAPA is also used in various other applications including dye-stuff intermediates, lubricant additives, electroplating, coupling agents for rubber and others.

Polyetheramines (PEA) is an intermediate chemical for epoxy curing agents used in the production of plastics, polyurea coatings, adhesives, reaction injection molding and wind blade composites. BASF offers polyetheramines under its Baxxodur® brand.

About BASF Greater China

BASF has been a committed partner to Greater China since 1885. With major investments in Shanghai, Nanjing and Chongqing, BASF is the largest foreign investor in China’s chemical industry, and maintains the BASF Asia Pacific Innovation Campus (Shanghai) as a global and regional research and development hub. BASF posted sales of over €5.7 billion in 2015 to customers in Greater China, and employed approximately 8,400 people as of the end of that year.

About BASF

BASF creates chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 112,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of its customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Its portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of more than €70 billion in 2015. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN).

Source: BASF

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