BASF announced that the company is planning to increase its production capacity of alkyl polyglucosides (APGs) globally by expanding its factory in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Recently, BASF has announced a plan to increase the production capacity of its alkyl polyglucosides (APGs) worldwide by expanding its facility in Cincinnati, Ohio to meet the rising local demand for bio-based and biodegradable surfactants.
BASF said this investment will enhance the company’s presence in the US and enable it to provide local supply points, reducing the volume of cross-regional flows, which will benefit its APG customers in North America. The additional production capacity is scheduled to become operational by 2025.
BASF states that the company’s alkyl polyglucosides (APGs) are secondary surfactants that are mild, bio-based, and easily biodegradable. They are derived from 100% natural and renewable feedstocks, making them sustainable. In addition to their superior performance, the non-ionic nature of APGs makes them versatile for formulating with other surfactants. APGs are used extensively in various applications, including cosmetics and beauty products, home care and household products, industrial formulations, and agriculture.
BASF currently manufactures APGs at its facilities in Duesseldorf, Germany, Cincinnati, USA, and Jinshan, China. The decision to increase production capacity in North America is a response to the rising global demand for APGs and will supplement the company’s existing facilities. The Cincinnati, Ohio factory produces a wide range of APGs for various applications, including personal care, detergents, and agriculture.
“The Cincinnati site is a strategic manufacturing site for BASF Care Chemicals, that continues to support our customers and is dedicated to providing the highest quality ingredients that meet their needs,” said Tasso Rigopoulos, Site Director for BASF in Cincinnati. “This expansion and investment demonstrate our commitment to our employees, our community and our presence in Ohio.”
In the first quarter of 2023, BASF reported sales of €19,991 million, reflecting a decline of €3,092 million compared to the same period in the previous year.