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BASF Signs TMP Deal

8:02 AM MDT | June 15, 2009

BASF says it will mothball a 20,000-m.t./year trimethylopropane (TMP) manufacturing plant at Ludwigshafen, the company’s only TMP manufacturing facility. However, BASF will stay in the business through an agreement with Fabbrica Adesivi Resine (FAR; Cologno Monzese, Italy) that is due to take effect next month. FAR will take over production of TMP for itself and BASF at FAR’s 12,000-m.t./year Vercelli, Italy plant. BASF will be the exclusive marketer of TMP from the plant. The move will lead to better capacity utilization, BASF says. TMP is used in...

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