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BASF Plans Acrylic Acid, Butyl Acrylate and Superabsorbents Complex in Brazil

2:59 PM MST | March 10, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

BASF says it is exploring opportunities in Brazil to build an acrylic acid, butyl acrylate and superabsorbent polymers manufacturing complex. The company has signed a memorandum of understanding with Braskem, which will secure long-term supply of propylene feedstock as well as provision of utilities by Braskem to BASF. BASF says it is conducting a feasibility study to evaluate the technical, commercial and economic viability of operating a 160,000-m.t./year acrylic acid unit and derivatives plants in Brazil. The study, due for completion during this year, will...

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