BASF Ups PolyTHF® Capacity

BASF SE, Germany, has invested more than 60 million euros to increase its global PolyTHF®
polytetramethylene ether glycol production capacity by 65,000 metric tons to a total of 250,000
metric tons.

BASF produces PolyTHF in Germany, South Korea, China, and Geismar, La. The chemical
intermediate is used mainly in spandex fiber production. It also is a basis for thermoplastic
polyurethanes, polyetheresters, polyetheramides and cast elastomers.

September/October 2012