Ludwigshafen, Germany – BASF is to increase capacity for its Irganox 110 sterically hindered amine antioxidant for polyurethane.
The company declined to give a base level of production before expansion, but said it plans a 40% capacity increase.
The material is made at Jurong Island, Singapore; Kaisten, Switzerland and McIntosh, Alabama.
Jurong is expected to be expanded by 2021, with a new line that will double capacity.
Kiasten will be debottlenecked with an additional 30% new capacity freed up by 2019.
The company said it is also spending to improve reliability of its production in McIntosh, Alabama.
BASF describes the material as a primary antioxidant for polyurethanes and a range of thermoplastics.