BASF builds new alkylethanolamines plant

BASF is building a production plant for alkylethanolamines at its site in Antwerp, Belgium.

The plant, which is planned to go online in 2024, will increase the company’s global annual production capacity of its alkylethanolamines portfolio by nearly 30% to more than 140,000 metric tons per year.

The chemicals are used in the coatings industry where they act as binders between pigments and resins.

“We see a continuing, growing demand for alkylethanolamines in a broad range of industries such as water treatment, detergents and gas treatment over the next years,” said Dr Frank Stein, manager of BASF’s Intermediates division.