MOSCOW (MRC) -- BASF has announced plans to introduce a new production plant for water-soluble dispersants based on acrylic acid at its Dilovasi, Turkey, location, said ACA.
The company says it seeks to support its customers in the detergent, cleaning and chemical processing industry across Europe, the Middle East and Africa with this investment that will double its production capacity. The additional capacities are expected to be fully operational by the third quarter of 2023.
The water-soluble dispersants and functional additives are marketed by BASF’s Care Chemicals operating division under the brand Sokalan®. Some can facilitate dirt removal, disperse dissolved dirt in water and prevent lime deposits on laundry, dishes and in washing machines and dishwashers, and some can be used in various technical processes to prevent fouling, according to the company.
We remind, BASF, Huntsman and their Chinese partners in the joint venture Shanghai Lianheng Isocyanate Co (SLIC) complete the planned separation of their joint MDI production in Caojing. The two MDI (diphenylmethane diisocyanate) plants at the Caojing site in China will be operated independently by the two companies in the future. Huntsman, together with Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical, and BASF, together with Shanghai Hua Yi (Group company) and Sinopec Shanghai Gaoqiao Petrochemical, will each take over one of the MDI plants.