APGs are surfactants used for mildness and foam improvement in personal care applications like facial wash, body wash and shampoo. They are also applied in home care for dish washing detergents, laundry and surface cleaning products.
“APG demand continues to grow thoughout North America and the capacity expansion of the APG plant in Cinicinnati is BASFs commitment to better serve our North American customers,” said Scott Thomson, senior vice president, Care Chemicals North America, BASF. “This investment will give us an opportunity to further add value to our customers’ formulations with natural, renewable feedstock-based mild surfactants for various personal and home care applications.”
The investments in the US and China will also ease the capacity concerns at the APG plant in Duesseldorf, Germany, in the future, enabling BASF to continue fulfilling strong European market demand in a timely manner, the firm said.