BASF BEGINS PRODUCTION OF PLASTICIZERS, OXO ALCOHOLS AT PASADENA SITE

| July 18, 2017

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BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) started the production of Palatinol DOTP (dioctyl terephthalate), a general-purpose plasticizer, at its Pasadena, Tex. facility, with a nameplate capacity of 60,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr). The plant enables BASF to respond to the growing demand for non-ortho-phthalate plasticizers in North America, and strengthens its position as a reliable source for DOTP.

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