BASF: Capacity for PA 6 in Germany increased

BASF increased its capacity for Ultramid® B (polyamide 6) film product materials at its Ludwigshafen Verbund site by 21,000 metric tons per year in December 2012.

"This capacity increase reflects our customers' growing demand for sophisticated polymer applications in the area of flexible film food packaging" explains Hermann Althoff, head of the Polyamide and Intermediates global business unit at BASF. "With this new capacity for high-end polyamides we are able to support the application innovations and film production efficiency of our customers even better."

With more than 60 years of experience, BASF is considered to be the world's leading supplier of high quality polyamide and polyamide intermediates for the film and monofilament industry. The line of products include Ultramid® B (polyamide 6), Ultramid® C (polyamide 6/6.6 copolymer) and Ultramid® A (polyamide 6.6).

Verbund - cost effective production worldwide
BASF operates Ultramid® B (polyamide 6) polymerization plants in Ludwigshafen (Germany), Antwerp (Belgium), Freeport (USA) and Sao Paulo (Brazil). The production of polyamide 6 for film, textile and carpet fiber as well as for engineering plastics applications is integrated into BASF's global Verbund structure with polyamide intermediates (i.e. adipic acid, anolon, caprolactam), chemical raw materials (i.e. ammonia, cyclohexane, sulfuric acid), energy, by-product recovery, logistics and other services.