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BASF to Expand Ethylene Oxide Capacity at Two Sites
5:53 AM MDT | September 28, 2007 | Kerri Walsh
BASF says it will increase its ethylene oxide (EO) capacity at its Ludwigshafen and Antwerp sites for its EO derivatives. The capacity will increase by 140,000 m.t./year, to 845,000 m.t./year, BASF says. Most of the expansion work will happen during the next planned shutdowns in 2008 and 2009, the company says. Ludwigshafenâ€™s EO capacity will increase to 345,000 m.t./year, and Antwerpâ€™s EO capacity will rise to 500,000 m.t./year, BASF says. The company mainly produces EO for captive use to manufacture surfactants, ethanolamines, glycol ethers and polyols. The...
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