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BASF Hikes DMAPA Capacity at Geismar and Ludwigshafen

7:32 AM MDT | July 3, 2008 | Natasha Alperowicz

BASF says it will add a combined 10,000 m.t./year of dimethylaminopropylamine (DMAPA) capacity at Geismar, LA and Ludwigshafen by end 2008, to meet increased demand. The project will raise BASF's combined DMAPA capacity to 59,000 m.t./year, reinforcing the company as the leading DMAPA producer. DMAPA is mainly used in the manufacture of special surfactants, the starting materials in personal care products. DMAPA, a biodegradable product, is also used to extract more gas from fields, which have already been depleted using conventional means. BASF makes...

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