BASF modernises production of chloroformates and acid chlorides
According to the company, BASF is investing a low three-digit million euro amount for the modernisation. The measures, which will be completed in the course of 2025, will increase the company’s capacity for these products at the site by around 30 percent. BASF is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chloroformates, acid chlorides and alkyl chlorides, with a current annual capacity of 60,000 metric tons, as well as production facilities at its sites in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and Yeosu, Korea.
Production of coating materials
BASF sells around 30 individual products from the group of chloroformates, acid chlorides and alkyl chlorides. Customers use the chemicals for further processing in a wide range of applications, ranging from synthesis building blocks for pharmaceuticals and crop protection products to the production of organic peroxides. Peroxides prove their worth in the production of coating materials used, for example, to coat solar panels. They are also used in the production of a wide range of plastics for everyday use.