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BASF enters market for solid AH salt

12:55 PM MST | December 14, 2012 | Ian Young

BASF has entered the market for solid nylon salt (AH salt) with the start-up of a 24,000-m.t./year plant at Ludwigshafen. Producing solid AH salt, as opposed to the existing 62% AH salt solution, enables BASF to target long-distance markets that cannot be served economically with an aqueous solution, BASF says. AH salt is an intermediate for the production of nylon-6,6. "Customers around the world, especially in Asia, have expressed a strong interest in importing crystallized AH salt," says Hermann Althoff, senior v.p./polyamide and intermediates...

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