BASF broke ground on a new, world-scale chemical catalysts production facility at the company’s existing site in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Caojing, Shanghai, China. The launch of manufacturing activities is planned for the fourth quarter of 2016.
The plant is BASF’s first process catalysts manufacturing facility in Asia Pacific. It will produce base metal catalysts, custom catalysts and adsorbents. These catalysts are used in the production of fatty alcohols, sulfuric acid and butanediol and for the removal of impurities from olefins.
- BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany