“With the planned significant capacity expansion, we are responding to rising demand for top-quality alkoxylates in the European market and are supporting the growth of our customers. We are also expanding our market position as a leading supplier of alkoxylates in Europe,” said Soeren Hildebrandt, SVP-home care, I&I and industrial solutions Europe at BASF. “Overall, we plan to step up our alkoxylation capacities at the Antwerp site by up to 25% by 2021.”
Alkoxylation is used in the manufacture of surfactants for the home care industry and in industrial and institutional cleaning applications. BASF customers use surfactants in the formulation of laundry detergents, surface cleaners and dishwasher detergents.