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BASF adds salt
9:28 AM MST | January 11, 2013
BASF has entered the market for solid nylon salt (AH salt) with the start-up of a 24,000-m.t./year plant at Ludwigshafen. Producing solid AH salt, as opposed to the existing 62% AH salt solution, enables BASF to target long-distance markets that cannot be served economically with an aqueous solution, BASF says. AH salt is an intermediate for the production of nylon-6,6. BASF makes nylon-6,6 polymer, as well as products in the nylon chain such as nitric acid and cyclohexane, at Ludwigshafen. BASF makes the nylon intermediate hexamethylene diamine at the Seal...
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