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BASF-Sinopec JV confirms plans to build neopentylglycol plant at Nanjing

May 6, 2014 | Deepti Ramesh

BASF-YPC, a 50-50 petrochemical joint venture between BASF and Sinopec at Nanjing, China, is moving ahead with plans to build a world-scale production plant for neopentylglycol (NPG) at its Nanjing site, BASF says. BASF-YPC, in May 2013, announced that it intends to build a NPG plant at the jv site. The plant, with a total capacity of about 40,000 m.t./year, is expected to come onstream at the end of 2015, BASF announced today.  NPG is a polyalcohol offering superior performance in many end-use applications, such as coatings, textiles, and construction...

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