08/29/2012

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BASF increases global PolyTHF capacity

"By expanding our PolyTHF capacities, we are moving in line with our customers' steadily growing demand. We will continue to support them in the future around the world as a reliable partner,” said Sanjeev Gandhi, President, BASF Intermediates division, and added, "Growth rates at our customers and in our business are highest in the Asia/Pacific region, the world's major PolyTHF market today.” PolyTHF is primarily used to make elastic spandex fibers for a large variety of textiles, including underwear, outerwear, sportswear and swimsuits. It also serves as a chemical building block for thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) used to make hoses, films and cable sheathing. Other applications include thermoplastic polyetheresters, polyetheramides and cast elastomers for the production of wheels for skateboards and inline skates. Source/ basf.com

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