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BASF increasing production capacity for copper and copper-chrome catalysts  

By Gerald Ondrey |

BASF’s Catalyst Div. (Iselin, N.J.; www.basf.com) has announced a new round of capital investment projects to increase its production capacity and further enhance its global manufacturing operations for copper and copper-chrome catalysts. These investments are aimed at improving catalyst-manufacturing efficiency to meet increased global demand. They follow an earlier round of process improvement and capacity enhancement projects for the copper-chrome product line that were completed earlier this year. “The market response to our high-performance copper-chrome catalysts remains outstanding,” says Michael Baier, BASF vice president, Chemical Market Catalysts. “As a result, we are investing to further enhance our manufacturing capacity and production efficiency for these products globally. These investments demonstrate our commitment to meeting our customers’ needs for copper-chrome catalysts over the long term, while also creating a state-of-the-art manufacturing environment for these important products.” BASF produces a wide variety of base-metal catalysts, which are primarily used in petrochemical and oleochemical processing. Typical catalyst applications include guard beds; hydrogenation processes,…
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