BASF recently announced it will increase its production capacity for the chemical intermediate 1,4-butanediol (BDO) by 10% at its site in Geismar, La., as of 2016. The company will then reportedly have a global BDO capacity of 670,000 metric tons per year.

BASF will also reportedly examine additional measures to strengthen and expand its BDO value chain at the Geismar site.

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