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In Petrochemistry, separation is the first step in creating new bonds. It results in basic chemicals which are used to make many other products in the chemical industry. From the heart of the BASF Verbund, we feed the value-adding chain for a number of intermediates and end products. When separation produces new bonds, it’s because at BASF, we create chemistry.

Eine Fläche von rund 64.000 Quadratmetern - das entspricht 13 Fußballfeldern - umfasst der Steamcracker II, die größte einzelne Anlage am Standort Ludwigs­hafen der BASF. Der Cracker ist auch das "Herzstück" der Verbundproduktion. Seit 1981 ist dieser Gigant in Betrieb und spaltet unter Zusatz von Wasserdampf bei etwa 850 Grad Celsius Rohbenzin auf. Dabei entstehen im wesentlichen Ethylen und Propylen, beides unverzichtbare Grundstoffe für die Herstellung vieler Produkte in Ludwigshafen. Abdruck honorarfrei. Copyright by BASF.  Steam cracker II, the largest individual plant at BASF's Ludwigshafen site, covers a surface area of about 64,000 square meters, which is about the size of 13 soccer fields. The steam cracker is also the heart of BASF's Verbund production strategy. This giant plant has been operating since 1981 and uses steam to crack naphtha at about 850°C [1,562°F]. This process leads primarily to ethylene and propylene, both indispensable feedstocks for manufacturing numerous products in Ludwigshafen.Print free of charge. Copyright by BASF.

Crackerproducts 

The link between fossil fuels and a vast number of every day products.

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Industrial Gases

Outstanding quality - industrial gases to satisfy industrial requirements. 

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Alkylene Oxides and Glycols 

Highly reactive chemical compounds. 

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Alcohols and Solvents

BASF is one of the world's leading manufacturers of oxygenated solvents and alcohols. 

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Plasticizers

Flexible solutions for your requirements, with standard and special plasticizers.

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Specialty Monomers

System solutions for your requirements - inspired by Partnership!

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Acrylic Monomers

Acrylic acid and acrylic monomers, key components for polymers.

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Styrenics

From styrene to expanded and extruded polystyrene for packaging and construction.

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Worldwide presence

BASF Petrochemicals is present in all regions with production sites – close to the customers.