BASF expands production capacities for food packaging films

BASF, a leading supplier of high quality polyamide and polyamide intermediates for the engineering plastics, film, fibre and monofilament industry, has expanded the production capacities of Ultramid C for flexible food packaging films at its production site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The company converted a part of its Ultramid B (polyamide 6) production facility making it capable to produce Ultramid C (polyamide 6/6.6) as necessary. The new production setup has an annual capacity of 20,000 metric tonnes and was commissioned in the beginning of this year.

The company operates Ultramid polymerisation plants in Ludwigshafen, Germanyl Antwerp, Belgium; Freeport;, Texas; and, S ã o Paulo, Brazil. Another plant is under construction in Shanghai, China. The production of polyamide for film, textile and carpet fibre as well as for engineering plastics applications is integrated into BASF’s global Verbund structure with polyamide intermediates (i.e. adipic acid, anolon, caprolactam), chemical raw materials (i.e. ammonia, cyclohexane, sulfuric acid), energy, by-product recovery, logistics and other services.


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