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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, hexamethylenediamine (HMD), polyamides, foams (Styropor®/Styrodur®), compounded polyamides (Ultramid®) and polybutylene terephthalate (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, Styropor®), 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

 

Product

Europe

North America

Asia Pacific

South America, Africa, Middle East

Annual capacity (metric tons)

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.

Isocyanat

X

X

X

 

1,840,000

Polyamid

X

X

 

 

720,000

Polyamidvorprodukte

X

X

 

 

1,070,000

Propylenoxid

X

 

X

 

925,000 2