China: Polyacrylamide Powder BASF Increases Production of Polyacrylamide Powder
BASF has expanded the production of polyacrylamide powder at its site in Nanjing, China and with this move, the firm aims to produce additional 20,000 metric tonnes per year capacity of polyacrylamide in order to support mining customers in the Asia Pacific region.
Nanjing/China – During the first quarter of 2019, BASF has successfully ramped up commercial production of its new production line for polyacrylamide powder at its wholly-owned site in Nanjing, China. The additional 20,000 metric tonnes per year capacity of polyacrylamide will support mining customers in Asia Pacific.
“We are very proud of the flawless start-up of BASF’s polyacrylamide production in Nanjing, and the commercial acceptance of its products. The new unit increases our manufacturing capacity for several of our proprietary specialty anionic polyacrylamide products which are exclusively marketed by BASF and its licensed distribution partners. It supports the growth of our innovative solutions for the mining industry,” said Damien Caby, Senior Vice President, Oilfield & Mining Solutions, BASF.
As a leading global provider of sustainable solutions for mining operations, BASF creates innovations which increase productivity, recovery and flexibility throughout the hydrometallurgical process. Polyacrylamide is a significant contributor to BASF’s innovations for ore binders, alumina processing and tailings management in mining, and for enhanced ore recovery and reservoir stimulation in oilfields. In 2018, BASF filed 15 patents for solutions based on polyacrylamide.
The new fully owned asset in China expands BASF’s global PAM manufacturing footprint for the mining and oilfield industries which relies primarily on long term supply agreements with production units in Europe, North America and Australia.