Ludwigshafen


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Ludwigshafen

a city in SW Germany, in the Rhineland-Palatinate, on the Rhine: chemical industry. Pop.: 162 836 (2003 est.)

Ludwigshafen

 

a city and port in the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), located in the Land of Rheinland-Pfalz. Population, 176,300 (1971).

Ludwigshafen and the city of Mannheim, which are connected by a bridge, form an industrial conurbation. Ludwigshafen is an important transportation junction, its port having a freight turnover of 12.7 million tons in 1970. It is also one of the chief centers of the country’s chemical industry: the chemical combine Badische Anilin- und Sodafabrik AG and a petrochemical combine located there are among the largest enterprises of the country. Ludwigshafen supplies semifinished goods to a great many synthetic fiber enterprises in the FRG as well as in France. The city also has machine building and metallurgy, specializing mainly in the production of chemical equipment and accessories, as well as a glass industry and a food and condiments industry.

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A fire that broke out following the blast sent up plumes of smoke, prompting BASF, the world's biggest chemicals company, and the city of Ludwigshafen to urge residents in the surrounding area to avoid going outside and to keep their windows and doors shut.
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Known primarily as an industrial city, Ludwigshafen is the home of chemical giant BASF, as well as other companies.
BASF will continue to produce polystyrene in Ludwigshafen, but it will be used primarily in-house, for the manufacture of Styrodur C and Neopor insulation products.
Also announced by BASF, the company plans to double production capacity for the engineering plastic Ultrason--to 12,000 MT/yr--at its Ludwigshafen site.
BASF plans to increase its existing production capacities for acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers (SAP) in Antwerp and for butylacrylate in Ludwigshafen. BASF cites major expansion of its European business as the reason for the extensions.
BASF AG, Ludwigshafen, Germany, will invest 1.56 billion Euro this year in new construction and maintenance at its headquarters facility in Ludwigshafen.