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BASF-Sinopec JV to build neopentylglycol plant at Nanjing site, plans further expansion

9:51 AM MDT | May 29, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

BASF-YPC site at Nanjing. BASF-YPC, a 50-50 petrochemical joint venture between BASF and Sinopec at Nanjing, China, will build a new plant for the production of neopentylglycol (NPG) at its Nanjing site, BASF says. BASF-YPC will expand the production capacity for ethylene oxide (EO) and will also build the previously announced acrylic acid facility and a butyl acrylate plant at the site, BASF says. Production is expected to begin in 2014. BASF-YPC, in May 2012, broke ground on a 60,000-m.t./year superabsorbent polymers (SAP) plant, which is expected to begin...

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