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BASF Invests $75 Million to Increase PolyTHF Capacity

September 3, 2012

BASF says it has completed an expansion of its global PolyTHF capacity from 185,000 m.t./year to 250,000 m.t./year at a cost of more than €60 million ($75.2 million). The company, at the same time, modernized and enhanced the efficiency of its PolyTHF plants. PolyTHF is BASF’s product name for polytetramethylene ether glycol (PTMEG). BASF produces PolyTHF units at Ludwigshafen; Geismar, LA; Ulsan, Korea; and Caojing, China. PolyTHF is used primarily to make spandex fibers for textiles, including underwear and outerwear; sportswear; and swimsuits. BASF...

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