Polyamides and Intermediates
Adipic acid is an intermediate monomer used for the production of polyamides (Nylon), polyester polyols for polyurethanes, lubricants, plasticizers, wet strength resins, coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers as well as pharmaceutical products, perfumes and cosmetics.
- Global presence: Dedicated & fully integrated plants in Germany (“Verbund structure”), France (Alsachimie JV) and South Korea.
- Over 60 years of continuous production.
- World-scale capacity guarantees cost competitiveness and consistent quality.
- BASF supports Adipic Acid business with continuous investments and regular maintenance to guarantee premium quality and supply reliability to our customers.
- Experienced team involving Production, Quality, EHS, Supply Chain, Sales and Marketing.
Benchmark CO2 footprint of adipic acid
- Responsibility: More than 30 years of continuous reduction of CO2 footprint leading to world benchmark.
- Nitrous oxide: Further use in our Verbund or Chemical and Thermal elimination.
- Continuous process optimizations.
- Transparency for our customers.
- BASF will publish consistent carbon footprints for their global portfolio in the course of 2021.
- Digital solution calculates cradle-to-gate Product Carbon Footprints automatically.
- More than 25 years of experience in methodologies to quantify sustainability performance.
- BASF supports establishing global standards.
Mass balance for a green future
- BASF mass balance approach - allocation of alternative feedstock to products.
- Fossil feedstock is replaced (at the beginning of the Verbund) by renewable (bio-gas; bio-Naphta) or recycled (pyrolysis oil, syngas).
- Further reduction of carbon footprint.
- Certified allocation scheme (REDcert; ISCC) ensures the correct attribution of renewable/recycled resources in BASF’s value chain.
- Compliant with the EU Directive on Renewable Energy.