BASF is a leading domestic producer of specialty high-performance solvent chemistries including:
- Glycol diethers (or Glymes): a polar, non-protic solvent used in inks, specialty coatings, adhesives and cleaning compounds
- 1,3-Dioxolane: a solvent or reagent used to dissolve polar polymers such as polyesters, epoxies and urethanes
- 1,4-Dioxane: a process solvent mainly used in the manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and fine chemicals
“This is a tremendous opportunity to extend what is already a strong business relationship between BASF and Nexeo,” said Federico Montaner, business director-specialty chemicals.