February 2007

Trends and Resources

HP Construction: Europe

BASF is expanding its production complex for diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) in Antwerp, Belgium. In the second quarter of 2007, the annual capacity of the two-train plant at BASF's Antwerp Verbund..

Jackson, Kim M., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

BASF is expanding its production complex for diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) in Antwerp, Belgium. In the second quarter of 2007, the annual capacity of the two-train plant at BASF's Antwerp Verbund site is to be expanded from 450,000 metric tons to 560,000 metric tons. At the same time, BASF plans to construct two plants at the site for the MDI precursors aniline and mononitrobenzene. The plants will have capacities of 180,000 metric tons (aniline) and 280,000 metric tons (mononitrobenzene) and are scheduled to start operations simultaneously with the MDI expansion. The necessary construction work for these two new plants has already been largely completed. LUKOIL Chemical Group has a

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