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BASF Celebrates Groundbreaking for Large TDI Plant

| Editor: Wolfgang Ernhofer

Groundbreaing for BASF's new TDI facility at Ludwigshafen: From left Raimar Jahn, head of Polyurethanes, Margret Suckale, member of the BASF board and Dr. Bernhard Nick, head of the Verbund-site Ludwigshafen.
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Groundbreaing for BASF's new TDI facility at Ludwigshafen: From left Raimar Jahn, head of Polyurethanes, Margret Suckale, member of the BASF board and Dr. Bernhard Nick, head of the Verbund-site Ludwigshafen. (Picture: BASF)

BASF starts the building of its new TDI plant at Ludwigshafen: The world scale facility shall become a core asset at the company's main site, producing 300,000 tons of TDI per year from late 2014 on.

Ludwigshafen/Germany – Margret Suckale, Member of the Board of BASF, regards this project as a sign of commitment to the company's headquarters in Ludwigshafen. It will become BASF's second world scale polyurethane raw materials production in Europe, following a Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate MDI facility at Antwerp, Belgium.

TDI is a major raw material for polyurethane speciality polymers that is used in automotive and furniture industries. BASF produces TDI at Geismas, louisianna/USA, Schwarzheide/Germany, Yeosu/South Korea and Caojing/PR China.

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