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BASF to Expand Ethylene Oxide Capacity in Germany

12:52 PM MDT | September 27, 2007 | CW Editorial Staff

BASF says it will increase its ethylene oxide (EO) capacity at its Ludwigshafen and Antwerp sites for its EO derivatives. The capacity will increase by 140,000 m.t./year, to 845,000 m.t./year, BASF says. Most of the expansion work will happen during the next planned shutdowns in 2008 and 2009, the company says. Ludwigshafen’s EO capacity will increase to 345,000 m.t./year, and Antwerp’s EO capacity will rise to 500,000 m.t./year, BASF says. The company mainly produces EO for captive use to manufacture surfactants, ethanolamines, glycol ethers and...

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