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BASF-Sinopec JV confirms plans to build neopentylglycol plant at Nanjing

8:27 AM MDT | June 27, 2014

BASF-YPC, a 50-50 petrochemical joint venture between BASF and Sinopec at Nanjing, China, is moving ahead with plans to build a world-scale production plant for neopentylglycol (NPG), BASF says. BASF-YPC, in May 2013, announced that it intended to build an NPG plant at the Nanjing site. The plant, with a total capacity of about 40,000 m.t./year, is expected to be onstream at the end of 2015. NPG has end-use applications such as coatings, textiles, and construction because of its high chemical and thermal stabilities, BASF says. NPG is mainly used as a building...

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