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BASF Readies Novel PDO Process; Beefs up Ludwigshafen Verbund …

12:12 PM MST | November 7, 2007 | Natasha Alperowicz in Ludwigshafen

BASF is ready to commercialize a process, based on renewable resources, to produce 1,2 propanediol (PDO), more commonly known as 1,2 propylene glycol, and the company will make a decision on the “double-digit-million euro” investment within six months, Stefan Marcinowski, board member/R&D tells CW. Marcinowski was speaking on the sidelines of BASF’s 21st annual Journalists and Scientists in Dialogue meeting, held recently at Ludwigshafen. BASF briefed journalists at the event on the latest innovations targeted at the construction industry...

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