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BASF starts up chelating agent plant

By Gerald Ondrey |

After 18 months of construction, the new plant expansion for BASF’s (www.basf.com) chelating agent Trilon M has now been brought on stream at the BASF site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The move strengthens the company’s position as one of the world’s leading chelating agent producers. Expansion of the Trilon M plant has created 18 new jobs in Ludwigshafen. “This world scale plant, which is fully integrated in the BASF Verbund, has been brought on stream three months ahead of the scheduled completion date,” says executive director John Feldmann. “This achievement is another example of the excellent cooperation at BASF that enables us to execute complex investment projects in record time — from plant development, planning, and construction by BASF engineers, right through to successful startup.” From now on, BASF has at its disposal a global annual production capacity of 120,000 metric tons for chelating agents. “The capacity expansion is BASF’s response to the increasing global demand for modern chelating agents,” says Feldmann. BASF expects double-digit percentage growth rates for environment-friendly chelating agents. Apart from Ludwigshafen, BASF also manufactures chelating…
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