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BASF Hikes Global PolyTHF Capacity to Meet Growing Demand

3:45 AM MDT | August 27, 2012 | Natasha Alperowicz

BASF says it has completed expansion of its global PolyTHF capacity from 185,000 m.t./year to 250,000 m.t./year at a cost of more than €60 million ($75.2 million). The company, at the same time, modernized and enhanced the efficiency of its PolyTHF plants. PolyTHF is BASF's product name for polytetramethylene ether glycol (PTMEG). BASF operates five PolyTHF plants at four global manufacturing sites. It has two such facilities at Ludwigshafen. The other three are located at Geismar, LA; Ulsan, Korea; and Caojing, China. The company says it is...

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