The world’s largest chemical company is expanding in the Houston area.
Germany-based BASF said it completed two plastic and chemical expansions just outside of Houston at its Pasadena complex.
The capacity expansions contribute to the production of plasticizers used to soften and increase the flexibility of rigid materials like polyvinyl chloride, called PVC.
BASF said it increased its production of dioctyl terephthalate, or DOTP, which is a general purpose plasticizer, by 60,000 metric tons a year. Likewise, BASF upped its production of 2-ethylhexanol, which is a DOTP raw material, by 100,000 metric tons annually.
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