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BASF doubles production capacity of Hexamoll® DINCH® to 200,000 metric tons

  • Increasing demand of non-phthalate plasticizer Hexamoll® DINCH® worldwide
  • Successful start-up of second production plant in Ludwigsha-fen ensures supply security

BASF has doubled capacity of its non-phthalate plasticizer Hexamoll® DINCH® from 100,000 metric tons to 200,000 metric tons per year at its site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. With a second Hexamoll DINCH plant BASF will satisfy growing customer demand and strengthen sup-ply security worldwide while continuing to ensure consistently high quality. The plant has started up successfully and the expanded ca-pacity is available from now on.

Hexamoll DINCH is a non-phthalate plasticizer especially developed for applications with close human contact. Due to steadily growing demand since its market launch in 2002, Hexamoll DINCH has be-come an established plasticizer in food packaging, medical devices and toys. During the last few years there was also an increasing de-mand in the flooring and wall covering industry.

With its excellent toxicological profile and low migration rate Hexamoll DINCH has set high quality standards and is the ideal choice for a wide range of applications. Several leading brand owners and market players put their trust in Hexamoll DINCH. “In the last few years we have been experiencing a strong customer demand for alternatives to traditional phthalates and a market change to non-phthalate plasticizers,” said Prof. Dr. Rainer Diercks, Presi-dent of BASF’s Petrochemicals Division. “With our second Hexamoll DINCH plant and the doubled capacity we support our customers in managing this change and making the move to Hexamoll DINCH.”