March 2012

Trends and Resources

HP Construction: Europe

BASF will build a single-train 300,000 metric-tpy production plant for toluene diisocyanate (TDI) at its site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. It will also expand additional plants for TDI precursors by cons..

Meche, Helen, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

BASF will build a single-train 300,000 metric-tpy production plant for toluene diisocyanate (TDI) at its site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. It will also expand additional plants for TDI precursors by constructing a new hydrogen-chloride recycling plant, as well as expanding plants for nitric acid, chlorine and synthesis gas at the Ludwigshafen site. The company also plans to expand the site’s aromatics complex for the supply of toluene. Total investment, including the Ludwigshafen site’s required infrastructure, will be approximately €1 billion. Approximately 200 additional jobs will be created. Production will start at the end of 2014. When this new plant goes onstream, BASF pl

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