BASF completes Chinese water treatment chemicals plant

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BASF adds that these wholly-owned, world-scale production plants for quaternized cationic monomers (DMA3Q) and cationic polyacrylamide (cPAM) will further strengthen its position in supporting the water treatment and paper making in Asia.The facility has an annual capacity of 40,000 tons of DMA3Q and 20,000 tons of cPAM, and is strongly backward integrated. Key precursors are supplied by the adjoining facilities at BASF-YPC Co., a 50-50 joint venture between BASF and SINOPEC which is one of six BASF Verbund sites worldwide.“The completion of these facilities is an important milestone, allowing BASF to establish a globally cost-competitive supply for the water treatment industry,” said Dr. Matthias Halusa, head of BASF’s Global Business Management Water Solutions. “Production right at the heart of the water treatment industry in Asia further strengthens BASF’s position in this region as a supplier of innovative solutions.”The demand for sustainable solutions to improve water and wastewater management in Asia, specifically in China, is rising in order to provide long-term water security. Access to clean water is among the major local challenges.With Zetag® and Magnafloc® BASF provides a range of water treatment chemicals especially designed for the solid/liquid separation process in the industrial and municipal wastewater treatment sectors.