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Ácido Acrílico Camaçari Plant

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Current Stage In operation
Completion: 06/2015
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The project involves a world-scale complex in Brazil that would include the production of acrylic acid, butyl acrylate and superabsorbent polymers (SAP). In March 2011, Basf signed an MOU with Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem defining long-term supply conditions for propylene, which is used as feedstock for acrylic acid production. Acrylic acid is an important precursor in the value chain of super-absorbents, the active component of baby diapers and other hygienic products. Acrylic esters, the most important derivatives of acrylic acid, are used to produce architectural coatings, adhesive raw materials and construction chemicals. In May 2012, BASF awarded Worley Parsons the engineering procurement and construction management (EPCM) services contract for the project. Following its inauguration in June 2015, BASF stated that the facility has a production capacity of 160,000 t/y.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Ácido Acrílico Camaçari Plant
Project Type
Butanes, butylenes and butadienes
Development Phase
In operation
Project Status
Project Capacity
 Butanes, butylenes and butadienes
US$ 686mn
Completion Date

The plant is located in the Camaçari industrial hub in Brazil's Bahia state.

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