February 2008

Trends and Resources

HP Construction: Europe

BASF plans to raise production capacity in Ludwigshafen, Germany, for higher oxo alcohols by 80,000 metric tons to a total of 390,000 metric tpy. The additional capacity is earmarked mainly for the m..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

BASF plans to raise production capacity in Ludwigshafen, Germany, for higher oxo alcohols by 80,000 metric tons to a total of 390,000 metric tpy. The additional capacity is earmarked mainly for the manufacture of plasticizers, whose production capacity BASF also plans to raise by 40,000 metric tpy to 300,000 metric tpy. The increased plasticizer production capacity is scheduled to be in place by the second quarter of 2008. The additional production capacities for oxo alcohols are to be built up stepwise through to the end of the first quarter of 2009.   Koch HC Partnership B.V. has begun construction to expand the products it offers at its 80,000-bpd refinery in Rotterdam, The Ne

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