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BASF and Markor Open Butanediol Plant in China

Published on 2016-01-29. Author : SpecialChem

BASF
Fig. 1: BASF

SHANGHAI, China -- BASF and Xinjiang Markor Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (“Markor”) inaugurates a new butanediol (BDO) plant in Korla, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, in Northwest China. The plant, which has an annual capacity of 100,000 tons, is operated by a joint venture between Markor and BASF registered under the name of Markor Meiou Chemical (Xinjiang) Co., Ltd.


BDO is used in the manufacturing of technical plastics, polyurethanes, solvents, electronic chemicals and elastic fibers.

About Markor Meiou Chemical (Xinjiang) Co., Ltd.

A joint venture established by Markor Chemical and BASF, Markor Meiou Chemical (Xinjiang) Co., Ltd. (Markor 51%, BASF 49%) is developing a BDO plant with annual capacity of 100,000 tons BDO.
Markor Chem
Fig. 2: Markor

About Markor

Xinjiang Markor Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of Markor Investment Group Co., Ltd. which was founded in 2004. It is located in Markor Chemical Park in Economic and Technological Development zone, Korla, Xinjiang, China. By leveraging the comprehensive advantages of local natural gas resources in Korla, Markor’s BDO production has achieved outstanding performance in energy saving and environmental protection. Markor is one of the leading manufacturers in the BDO downstream market, and has achieved outstanding performance in product quality and customer service.

About BASF

BASF is one of the world’s leading chemical companies. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. It combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, it enables its customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Its products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life.

Source: BASF
 

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