Processing Magazine

BASF dedicates new methylamines plant in Louisiana

October 26, 2011

GEISMAR, La. — Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal joined officials from BASF Corp. on Tuesday to dedicate a new methylamines plant at the company‚Äôs chemical complex in Ascension Parish, according to a press release.

The methylamines plant, the first for BASF in North America, is also the first of its kind in Louisiana and gives BASF an immediate source of key chemical building blocks based on methanol and ammonia feed stocks.

"BASF Geismar is one of the greatest economic engines in our state and a true example of innovation at work in the chemical industry," said Governor Jindal. "Because of our strong business climate and skilled workforce, BASF chose Louisiana for the site of its first-ever methylamines plant in North America. This project builds on our commitment to retain and grow Louisiana businesses and jobs while competing with the rest of the world for billions of dollars in business investment."