BASF Petronas Aims to Expand Production Capacity of Acrylic Acid and Butyl Acrylate Plants
The firm has undertaken this move in order to support the growing demand for acrylic monomers in Asia Pacific. The expansion plan is expected to be complete by 2021.
Kuantan/Malaysia – BASF Petronas Chemicals has plans to expand its production capacity of the acrylic acid plant and butyl acrylate plants at its Verbund site in Kuantan, Malaysia. The capacity expansion is expected to come on stream by 2021. The expansion aims to support the growing demand for acrylic monomers in Asia Pacific.
Acrylic acid is used in the manufacturing of acrylic esters, superabsorbent polymers and water treatment chemicals, while butyl acrylate is mostly used in paints and coatings, adhesives and construction chemicals.
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From the April 2018 issue of Hydrocarbon Processing