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Hazardex 2019 Conference Presentations - Lessons Learned from Incidents 19 November 2018

Recent incidents in the Benelux region have shown that there is still a strong need to focus on knowhow and competence in Process Safety. Accidents are still happening and these may have been a trigger within your organisation to revalidate existing risk analysis studies and/or start up procedures. Further steps should be taken to reduce the amount and severity of process safety incidents. ...

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Fourth person dies after BASF chemical plant blast in Ludwigshafen 31 October 2016

Another firefighter has died after being injured in the October 17 blast at the BASF chemical complex in Ludwigshafen, south west Germany. The explosion and subsequent fire killed two other BASF firefighters as well as a Polish sailor on a nearby tanker ship. The body of the sailor was retrieved by divers from the bottom of the BASF plant harbour where the accident took place....

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Two confirmed killed, one missing and six seriously injured after huge explosion at BASF chemical plant in Germany 18 October 2016

An explosion at a chemical plant in western Germany on October 17 killed two, with another man confirmed missing. The blast happened at BASF's main site in Ludwigshafen at around 11.30am during work on a pipeline transporting chemicals and flammable liquids to the plant's northern harbour on the river Rhine, the company said....

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BASF Plans Acrylic Acid, Butyl Acrylate and Superabsorbents Complex in Brazil 28 March 2011

BASF says it is exploring opportunities in Brazil to build an acrylic acid, butyl acrylate and superabsorbent polymers manufacturing complex. The company has signed a memorandum of understanding with Braskem, which will secure supply of propylene feedstock by Braskem to BASF....

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Company invests two million Euros in Asia Pacific 01 October 2009

BASF has outlined its Strategy 2020 for Asia Pacific. Through 2020, BASF aims to grow on average two percentage points faster than the Asia Pacific chemical market each year. With expected market growth of 4-5% per year, this would double regional sales by 2020 while earning a premium on cost of capital....