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BASF to Increase Ammonium Carbonate Capacity at Ludwigshafen

5:33 AM MDT | April 18, 2012 | Sotirios Frantzanas

BASF says it is increasing by 30% the production capacity at its ammonium bicarbonate and ammonium carbonate plant at the company's Ludwigshafen complex. Ammonium bicarbonate is an important synthetic leavening agent for bakery products. The increase is designed to cope with growing demand for high-purity food additives on the world market, BASF says. Completion of the plant upgrade is scheduled for early 2013, the company says. The capacity expansion is expected to strengthen BASF's leading market position in this segment. "The extra capacity at...

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