BASF to Modernize Silica Plant in Duesseldorf

30th April 2019

BASF to Modernize Silica Plant in Duesseldorf

Over the next 10 years BASF plans to invest a mid-range double-digit million euro sum in the modernization and improvement of its silica plant at the site in Duesseldorf-Holthausen, Germany.

“We want to continue serving our customers with high-value silicates and support them in their growth through a further improvement in supply security. This investment also helps to meet the rising demand for silicates and strengthens our leadership in Western European markets,” said Soeren Hildebrandt, senior vice president of BASF’s business unit Home Care, I&I and Industrial Formulators Europe.

Silicates are produced by fusing sand and soda and have a wide range of applications, including in the manufacture of precipitated silica for use in tire making, as thickeners in mortars and plasters, in foundry molds and mineral paints, as surface sealants in the construction industry, in detergents and cleaning agents, for material impregnation and in fire retardant applications.

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BASF plans to invest a mid-range double-digit million euro sum in the modernization and improvement of its silica plant at the site in Düsseldorf-Holthausen, Germany.

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