BASF: Two New Plants in Texas
BASF inaugurated two new manufacturing plants at its site in Freeport, Texas: a production line for polyamide 6 (nylon) and a plant for superabsorbent polymers (SAP).
The PA6 production line replaces a facility in Enka, North Carolina. The new line has an annual capacity of 120,000 tons per year, and the caprolactam feedstock is supplied by another BASF plant at the Freeport site.
The new superabsorbent polymers manufacturing facility is supplied with a key raw material, acrylic acid, from another BASF plant at the same site which provides major competitive advantages in terms of logistics and product quality. The new SAP plant has a capacity of 180,000 tons per year and replaces existing facilities in Aberdeen, Mississippi and Portsmouth, Virginia.
Both new plants are fully integrated into BASF’s Verbund structures at the site and are supposed to further strengthen the company’s U.S. manufacturing base.
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