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BASF Starts Up tert. Butylamine Plant in Nanjing, China



6/7/2013 9:49:07 AM

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Nanjing, China – June 7, 2013 – BASF today announced the opening of its world-scale tert. Butylamine (tBA) production plant at the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park in China. The plant is wholly-owned by BASF and is integrated into the production facilities of BASF-YPC Co. Ltd. in Nanjing. With an annual capacity of 10,000 tons, the new facility further strengthens BASF’s globally leading position as a supplier to the rubber and tire industry.

“The tBA plant is a vital element of our Asia Pacific strategy with a target to produce 75% of the products we sell in the region. The production process is wastewater-free and minimizes emissions,” said Dr. Albert Heuser, President, BASF Asia Pacific.

“The successful startup of this wholly-owned plant is an important milestone for us. We have now complemented our global network with production facilities for tBA in Asia, Europe and North America. This further strengthens BASF’s global leading position in tBA. From this local production facility, our customers can enjoy shorter lead times and higher supply reliability,” said Dr. Guido Voit, Senior Vice President, BASF Intermediates, Asia Pacific.

tBA is a primary aliphatic amine that is used as an intermediate for the production of accelerators for the rubber and tire industry. It is also used in the pharmaceutical and agricultural industries as a building block. In addition to the plant in Nanjing, BASF produces tBA in Geismar, Louisiana, and in Antwerp, Belgium.

About BASF

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of €72.1 billion in 2012 and had more than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.

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