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BASF is Unlikely to Invest in Thai HPPO Complex

3:03 PM MDT | June 16, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

BASF says it will most likely not invest in a previously announced hydrogen peroxide-propylene oxide (HPPO) joint project planned by Dow Chemical and Siam Cement at Map Ta Phut, Thailand. The jv has broken ground on the propylene oxide (PO) facility, Dow says. It will have nameplate capacity for 390,000 m.t./year of PO, using novel HPPO technology jointly developed by Dow and BASF. The PO plant will also include a propylene glycol unit and is expected onstream in 2011. BASF says that it is finalizing negotiations with Dow on “regional product exchange...

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