BASF doubles antioxidant production capacity in Singapore
BASF announced that it has doubled its antioxidant production capacity for Irganox® 1010 at its site on Jurong Island, Singapore, by integrating an additional production line into the existing production facilities.
“By expanding our production capacity, we respond to the increasing demand, and it allows us to support our customers’ growth plans. With the investment in Singapore, we underline our position as one of the leading suppliers of phenolic antioxidants,” said Hermann Althoff, senior vice president, BASF Performance Chemicals Asia Pacific.
With this capacity expansion, BASF provides its customers more flexibility and ensures reliability of supply. The volumes from the additional capacity in Singapore will mainly serve the fast-growing Asia Pacific and Middle East markets.
Irganox® 1010 is a sterically hindered phenolic primary antioxidant. It provides protection against thermo-oxidative degradation, mainly applied in polyolefins and also recommended for polyacetals, polyamides and polyurethanes, polyesters, PVC, ABS and elastomers such as butyl rubber and synthetic rubbers.
BASF, based in Ludwigshafen, Germany, operates a global production network and is the only supplier of plastic additives with production sites in Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East. BASF plastic additives is part of BASF’s Performance Chemicals division. The division’s portfolio also includes fuel and lubricant solutions, kaolin minerals, as well as oilfield chemicals and mining solutions.