The new acetylene plant at the BASF Verbund site in Ludwigshafen has an annual capacity of 90,000 metric tons and replaces an almost 60-year-old plant. Around 20 plants at the Ludwigshafen site use acetylene as a chemical building block and starting material for manufacturing many everyday products, including pharmaceuticals, plastics, solvents, electronic chemicals and highly elastic textile fibers. BASF customers use these products in the automotive, pharma, construction, consumer goods and textile industries. The integration of the plant into BASF’s Verbund system offers advantages such as efficient use of resources, excellent production synergies and short supply routes. In this way, BASF is further enhancing the long-term competitiveness of the Ludwigshafen site.

BASF Factbook

June 2021
Last Update June 8, 2021