Products and investments

Products, customers and applications

Division

 

Products

Customer industries and applications

Petrochemicals

 

Basic products: ethylene, propylene, butadiene, benzene, alcohols, solvents, plasticizers, alkylene oxides, glycols and acrylic monomers

Specialties: Special plasticizers such as Hexamoll® DINCH®, special acrylates

Use within BASF Verbund

Chemical and plastics industries; detergent, automotive, packaging and textile industries; production of paints, coatings and cosmetics as well as oilfield, construction and paper chemicals

Monomers

 

Basic products: isocyanates (MDI, TDI), ammonia, caprolactam, adipic acid, chlorine, urea, glues and impregnating resins, caustic soda, polyamides 6 and 6,6, standard alcoholates, sulfuric and nitric acid

Specialties: electronic chemicals, metal systems

Use within BASF Verbund

Industries such as plastics, electronics, lumber, furniture, textiles, packaging, construction, automotive, and others

Intermediates

 

Basic products: butanediol and derivatives, alkylamines and alkanolamines, neopentyl glycol, formic and propionic acid

Specialties: specialty amines such as tert-Butylamine, gas scrubbing chemicals, vinyl monomers, acid chlorides, chloroformates, chiral intermediates

Use within BASF Verbund

Plastics, coatings and pharmaceutical industries, production of detergents and cleaners as well as crop protection products and textile fibers

Production capacities of significant products1

 

 

Sites

 

Product

 

Europe

North America

Asia Pacific

South America, Africa, Middle East

Annual capacity (metric tons)

1

All capacities are included at 100%, including plants belonging to joint operations and joint ventures.

Acrylic acid

 

 

1,350,000

Alkyl-amines

 

 

250,000

Formic acid

 

 

 

255,000

Ammonia

 

 

 

 

1,525,000

Benzene

 

 

910,000

Butadiene

 

 

680,000

Butanediol equivalents

 

 

540,000

Chlorine

 

 

 

 

385,000

Ethanolamines and derivatives

 

 

 

430,000

Ethylene

 

 

3,480,000

Ethylene oxide

 

 

1,395,000

Urea

 

 

 

 

545,000

Isocyanates

 

 

1,900,000

Caustic soda

 

 

 

 

360,000

Neopentyl glycol

 

 

165,000

Oxo-C4 alcohols (calculated as butyraldehyde)

 

 

1,495,000

Polyamide 6 and 6,6

 

 

 

720,000

Polyamide precursors

 

 

 

1,070,000

PolyTHF®

 

 

290,000

Propionic acid

 

 

 

150,000

Propylene

 

 

2,610,000

Propylene oxide

 

 

 

925,000

Sulfuric acid

 

 

 

 

920,000

Plasticizers

 

 

760,000

Capital expenditures

Location

 

Project

Additional annual capacity through expansion
(metric tons)

Total annual capacity (metric tons)

Startup

1

Operated through joint venture with Huntsman, Shanghai Hua Yi, Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical Co. Ltd. and Sinopec

2

Operated through joint venture with Sinopec

Antwerp, Belgium

 

Construction: butadiene extraction

 

155,000

2014

Camaçari, Brazil

 

Construction: acrylic acid complex

 

160,000

2015

Caojing, China

 

Expansion: MDI plant1

240,000

480,000

2017

Chongqing, China

 

Construction: MDI plant

 

400,000

2015

Geismar, Louisiana

 

Construction: formic acid plant

 

50,000

2015

Ludwigshafen, Germany

 

Construction: TDI plant

 

300,000

2015

 

 

Replacement: nitric acid plants

n/a

 

2015

 

 

Expansion: Hexamoll® DINCH® plant

100,000

200,000

2014

 

 

Expansion: specialty amines plant

n/a

 

2015

Maoming, China

 

Construction: isononanol plant2

 

n/a

2015

Nanjing, China

 

Construction: additional acrylic acid complex2

160,000

320,000

2014

 

 

Construction: neopentyl glycol plant2

 

40,000

2015

 

 

Construction: specialty amines plant

 

n/a

2015

Shanghai, China

 

Construction: Ultramid® plant

 

100,000

2015