BASF Begins Construction On Shanghai Plant

By Chemical Processing Staff

Dec 15, 2014

BASF is increasing its manufacturing footprint in Asia Pacific with a new chemical catalysts production facility at the company’s existing site in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Caojing, Shanghai, China. The plant – BASF’s first process catalysts manufacturing facility in Asia Pacific – will produce base metal catalysts, custom catalysts and adsorbents to meet growing Chinese and Asian market demand, according to BASF. These catalysts are used in the production of fatty alcohols, sulfuric acid and butanediol and for the removal of impurities from olefins.

Construction of the new plant begins this month with manufacturing activities planned for the fourth quarter of 2016. Once operating at full capacity, the plant will create 75 new jobs in Shanghai, according to the company.

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