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Here you can see our latest press releases regarding the plasticizer's product area in Europe.


BASF and SINOPEC inaugurate world-scale isononanol plant in Maoming, China

  • First isononanol (INA) plant in China to serve growing demand for next-generation plasticizers
  • Annual production capacity of 180,000 metric tons of INA
  • Another milestone in BASF and SINOPEC’s long-term partnership

BASF and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (SINOPEC) today inaugurated their world-scale isononanol (INA) plant in Maoming, China. This is the first INA plant in China and will serve the growing demand for next-generation plasticizers.

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BASF doubles production capacity of Hexamoll® DINCH to 200,000 metric tons

  • Increasing demand of non-phthalate plasticizer Hexamoll® DINCH worldwide
  • Successful start-up of second production plant in Ludwigshafen ensures supply security

BASF has doubled capacity of its non-phthalate plasticizer Hexamoll® DINCH from 100,000 metric tons to 200,000 metric tons per year at its site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. With a second Hexamoll® DINCH plant BASF will satisfy growing customer demand and strengthen supply security worldwide while continuing to ensure consistently high quality. The plant has started up successfully and the expanded capacity is available from now on.

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BASF and SINOPEC break ground on world-scale isononanol plant

Shanghai, China; Ludwigshafen, Germany – January 24, 2014 – BASF and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (SINOPEC) broke ground today on the construction of its world-scale isononanol (INA) plant in Maoming Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, Maoming, China. At start-up in 2015, the plant, which is the first of its kind in China, will serve the increasing market demand for next-generation plasticizers. A newly-formed 50-50 joint venture company has been created, BASF MPCC Company Limited. The new plant will bring around 100 new jobs in Maoming.

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BASF received SolVin Award Innovation Special Prize

For the fifth time Solvin has granted awards to innovative projects that promote the image of soft PVC as a versatile, commercial and safe material. The projects are divided into three categories that represent the values of the SolVin Award for PVC Innovation: Innovation, Design and Recycling.

BASF was awarded the “SolVin Award Innovation - Special Price”. The project “Medical devices with Hexamoll® DINCH in blood product applications” was nominated and recognized in the category Innovations. The non-phthalate plasticizer Hexamoll® DINCH is used as a substitute for DEHP for whole blood collection systems, platelet pooling sets and paediatric platelet storage bags. This was shown in a combined project with BASF, Sanquin and Renolit. The companies involved have proven that Hexamoll® DINCH can be used in medical devices without any technical constraints.
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