BASF breaks ground on acrylic acid complex
Planned to come on stream by 2025, the new complex will have an annual production capacity of approximately 400,000 metric tons of BA and 100,000 metric tons of 2-EHA. Acrylic acid is an important precursor for the production of superabsorbent polymers. Butyl acrylate, an ester of acrylic acid, is used, for example, in the production of adhesives and architectural and industrial coatings. 2-ethylhexyl acrylate is an important raw material for adhesives and coatings.
“Strengthening our presence in key markets”
“By strengthening our presence in key markets where our customers are located, we can more efficiently support our customers’ business growth. Being fully backward integrated in Zhanjiang Verbund site, the new acrylics facilities will provide our regional customers with a reliable supply of high-quality products with short lead times,” said Haibo Tian, Vice President, Industrial Petrochemicals Asia Pacific, at BASF.