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BASF Selects Ludwigshafen for Integrated TDI Complex

7:24 AM MST | January 20, 2012 | ­—NATASHA ALPEROWICZ

Smith: Low-cost TDI producer in Europe. BASF says it has chosen Ludwigshafen to build a single-train, 300,000-m.t./year plant to produce toluene diisocyanate (TDI) and expand other plants that make TDI’s precursors. BASF first announced the plans last year and said it was considering its Antwerp and Ludwigshafen sites for the investment. The plan includes construction of a hydrogen chloride recycling plant as well as expansion of plants producing nitric acid, chlorine, and synthesis gas. The company also intends to expand an aromatics complex at...

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