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BASF-Sinopec JV Completes First Phase of Expansion

1:29 AM MDT | October 10, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

BASF-YPC Co. the 50-50 petrochemical joint venture between BASF and Sinopec at Nanjing, China, says the first production facilities in the previously announced $1.4-billion expansion have become operational. The expansion began in 2009. The capacity of the existing ethylene plant has been expanded from 600,000 m.t./year to 740,000 m.t./year. The newly constructed butadiene extraction plant and the non-ionic surfactants plant are now operational, BASF says. These plants are part of the $1.4-billion investment project, which includes the expansion of the existing...

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