BASF Completes Geismar Specialty Amines Expansion

13.12.2023 - BASF has completed its capacity expansion for key specialty amines manufactured at its US site in Geismar, Louisiana. The project, announced in June 2022, allows the company to increase production of polyetheramines and amine catalysts marketed under the Baxxodur and Lupragen brands.

“This project represents our commitment to growth in the Americas market,” said Kevin Anderson, BASF's vice president, Business Management Amines, Acetylenics and Carbonyl Derivatives, Chemical Intermediates, North America. “Our Geismar site was the ideal location for this expansion thanks to its existing infrastructure and skilled workforce.”

BASF’s Baxxodur portfolio is utilized by customers as highly efficient curing agents and chain extenders in epoxy and polyurea applications for the wind, electrical, composites, adhesives and flooring industries.

BASF’s Lupragen products are highly efficient amine catalysts for Polyurethanes (PU). Those catalysts are typically tertiary amines, which are required to facilitate the reaction of the main components – isocyanate and polyol. Depending on the choice of catalyst, the polyurethane forming process can be controlled to enhance the gelling or blowing reaction.



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