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BASF and Sinopec open acrylic acid and SAP plants at Nanjing

9:18 AM MDT | April 9, 2014 | Deepti Ramesh

The new SAP plant at BASF-YPC site at Nanjing. BASF-YPC, a 50-50 petrochemical joint venture between BASF and Sinopec at Nanjing, China, today opened the previously announced new plants for the production of acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers (SAP), BASF says. A previously announced, new butyl acrylate plant at the BASF-YPC site will begin production later this year, BASF says. BASF-YPC broke ground on the 60,000-m.t./year SAP plant in May 2012, and the plant will serve growing demand in China for baby diapers, adult incontinence products, and feminine-care...

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