01/09/2013

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BASF increases global capacity for hexanediol

For this purpose, the company says it will further optimise its production processes, carry out various infrastructure projects and enhance its logistical processes. BASF will invest more than EUR 30 million. The company operates HDO production facilities at its Verbund sites in Freeport, TX, USA, and Ludwigshafen, Germany. "By increasing our capacity and further optimising our operations we respond to the growing demand for innovative high-performance formulations,” said Sanjeev Gandhi, President, BASF Intermediates division, and added, "by aligning with the growth of our customers and ensuring the availability of high-quality HDO we continue to serve our global customers as a reliable partner.”HDO is used to manufacture industrial coatings including lower volatile organic compound formulations, polyurethanes, adhesives and cosmetics. HDO also serves as a reactive thinner in the formulation of epoxy systems which are used for the efficient production of rotor blades for modern wind turbines as well as construction components for automotive lightweight applications.

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