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October 26, 2021updated 26 Apr 2022 12:30pm

BASF-YPC Nanjing Complex, China

By Carmen

BASF -YPC Nanjing Complex is an active petrochemical complex located in Jiangsu, China. The complex started commercial operations in 1997 and currently has an active annual capacity of 4.57mtpa. Its capacity is expected to increase to 5.57mtpa in 2030. The plants in this complex are operated by BASF -YPC, BASF and Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical .

Key Products Capacity – BASF -YPC Nanjing Complex, 2020

Key products produced in this complex include ethylene, ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), polyethylene, ethylene oxide (EO), propylene etc.

Ethylene accounts for major capacity share i.e., 16.2% of the total annual capacity of the complex with 0.74mtpa.

Details of key upcoming projects in BASF -YPC Nanjing Complex

The complex is set to add capacity with upcoming plant, BASF -YPC Nanjing Ethylene Plant 2 (1mtpa).


BASF -YPC Co Ltd (BASF -YPC), is a chemical company that distributes specialty chemicals. The company offers products such as glacial acrylic acid, n-butylacrylate, dimethylaminoethyl acrylate, methylacrylate, toluene, benzene and polymer grade propylene. It also provides polymer grade ethylene, mixed xylenes, butadiene, i-butanol, n-butanol, propionaldehyde, isobutyraldehyde, n-butyraldehyde, propionic acid, formic acid, triethylene glycol, and polystyrene. BASF -YPC’s products are used in various applications including rubbers, superabsorbent polymers, detergents, dispersions for adhesives, coatings and paints, paper sizing and non woven, plastics and PAN-fibers. The company markets its products to chemicals and polymers industries. BASF -YPC is headquartered in Nanjing, China.

About BASF

BASF SE (BASF ) is a chemical company. It carries out production, marketing and sales of chemicals, plastics, crop protection products, and performance products. Its product line comprises solvents, adhesives, surfactant, fuel additives, electronic chemicals, pigments, paints, food additives, fungicides, and herbicides. The company caters to a wide range of industries including construction, furniture and wood, agriculture, electronics and electrical, paints and coatings, automotive, home care, nutrition, chemicals and others. BASF carries out R&D in alliance with global customers, scientists and partners. The company operates through a network of manufacturing facilities across the world. It has presence in Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, Africa, the Middle East and North America. BASF is headquartered in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

About Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical

Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical Co Ltd (Sinopec) formerly known as Yangzi Petrochemical Co., Ltd., is a petrochemical manufacturer, based in China. The company is involved in refining crude oil, producing and marketing hydrocarbon derivatives. It operates more than 60 sets of large-scale petrochemical units, including 9 million t/a crude oil processing, 650 kt/a ethylene, 1.4 million t/a aromatics, 1.05 million t/a purified terephthalic acid (PTA), 870 kt/a plastics, 300 kt/a ethylene glycol and 210 kt/a butadiene and produces more than 9 million t/a products, covering over 60 varieties in 5 categories, i.e. polyolefin plastics, polyester feedstock, basic organic chemical raw materials, product oil, synthetic rubber. Sinopec also supplies pure benzene, para-xylene, ortho-xylene, PTA, ethylene glycol, butadiene and ethylene oxide in China. The company operates as a subsidiary of China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation.Sinopec is headquartered in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China.


Information on the petrochemical complexes/plants is sourced from GlobalData’s oil & gas petrochemicals plants database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, petrochemical plants globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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