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BASF and Sinopec Study HPPO Unit as Part of Further Expansion at Nanjing JV

6:39 AM MST | December 17, 2010 | Ian Young

BASF and Sinopec have agreed to study a further expansion of the companies' BASF-YPC Co. petrochemical joint venture at Nanjing, China with total investments of about $1 billion. The projects under consideration include a world-scale hydrogen peroxide-propylene oxide (HPPO) facility. The companies would also extend the Nanjing complex's C3 and C4 value chains, including construction of a second acrylic acid plant and a butyl acrylate unit. Capacity would be increased at the site's 2-propylheptanol, styrene, and nonionic surfactant plants. The planned acrylic acid...

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