BASF to Upgrade Silica Processing Plant in Europe

April 25, 2019

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BASF to Upgrade Silica Processing Plant in Europe
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German chemicals and materials firm BASF plans to make a “mid-range double-digit euro million” investment to upgrade its Düsseldorf-Holthausen silica processing plant in Germany, the company announced in a release Thursday. 

“We want to continue serving our customers with high-value silicates and support them in their growth through a further improvement in supply security,” a statement by Soeren Hildebrandt, senior vice president, Home Care, I&I and Industrial Formulators Europe at BASF, said. “This investment also helps to meet the rising demand for silicates and strengthens our leadership in Western European markets.”

The Düsseldorf-Holthausen plant is one of the biggest silica production facilities in the world, according to the German company. Silicates manufactured by BASF are used in the production of precipitated silica, foundry molds, mineral paints, surface sealants, detergents, material impregnation, and other applications. 

BASF’s project at the site will be carried out over the next decade. 

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