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March 1, 2012
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Our products

  • Performance Polymers: engineering plastics, polyamide and polyamide intermediates as well as foams and specialty plastics for diverse applications
  • Polyurethanes: basic products, tailor-made systems and specialties for the construction and automotive industries, and for household appliances
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Products, customers and applications

 

 

 

Segment

Plastics

Division

Performance Polymers

Polyurethanes

Products

Basic products: caprolactam, adipic acid, polyamides, foams (Styropor/Styrodur), compounded polyamides (Ultramid) and polybutylene terephthalates (Ultradur), Ultraform

Specialties: Basotect, Ecoflex, Ecovio, Ultrason, Neopor, E-por, Neopolen, Palusol

Basic products: MDI, TDI, polyols, propylene oxide

Specialties: polyurethane systems, specialty elastomers (Cellasto, Elastollan)

Customer industries and applications

Automotive (engineering plastics for multiple components), electrical (engineering plastics for switches, plugs and casings), construction (insulation foams), packaging (extruded polymers, polystyrene), textile (polyamides, monofilaments)

Furnishings (foams), construction (insulation foams), automotive (basic products and specialty elastomers), household appliances (basic products, e.g., for refrigerator insulation), shoe soles and upper materials (basic products and specialty elastomers)

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Production capacities of significant products

 

 

 

Sites

 

2

Of which 800,000 metric tons are for polyurethane applications. Contains the full capacity of three joint venture companies for the production of propylene oxide in Belgium, the Netherlands and Singapore, in which BASF has a 50% stake and which are proportionally consolidated in the Group Consolidated Financial Statements.

Product

Europe

North America

North America

South America, Africa, Middle East

Annual capacity (metric tons)

Isocyanate

X

X

X

 

1,840,000

Polyamide

X

X

 

 

700,000

Polyamide precursors

X

X

 

 

1,070,000

Propylene oxide

X

 

X

 

925,0002

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