Acrylic acid CAS Registry Number 79-10-7 Pipeline grid availability BASF SE, Ludwigshafen Investments 11 May 2015 € 350 mln at Port Of Antwerp (BE) Product 100000 tons per year Investment details 19 July 2011 at Port Of Antwerp (BE) Product 160000 tons per year Investment details 1 January 2006 at Port Of Antwerp (BE) None Product 60000 tons per year Investment details 1 January 2006 Product Investment details Related news 4 October 2018 Completion Ceremony Held for New AA/SAP Nippon Shokubai plants in Antwerp “We newly constructed a plant of AA which is the main raw material for SAP, although we had produced only SAP at NSE before. Now we are able to produce AA and SAP consistently here, and this vertical integration is one of our big advantages,” said Yujiro Goto, the president of Nippon Shokubai. 6 October 2015 Jacobs Awarded EPCM Contract from Nippon Shokubai Europe N.V. The total investment cost (TIC) of the installation is approximately $390 million (350 million Euros). The project is scheduled to be mechanically complete in October 2017. 11 May 2015 NIPPON SHOKUBAI EUROPE (NSE) plans to expand its Superabsorbent Polymer (SAP) plant and build a new Acrylic Acid (AA) plant in Antwerp The plan is to build SAP plant with 100,000 metric tons per year and AA plant with 100,000 T/Y. 18 March 2005 BASF increases production for acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers (SAP) in Antwerp and butyl acrylate in Ludwigshafen, Germany BASF will increase capacity of SAP to 175,000 tonne/year from 115,000 tonne/year. Capacity for the precursor acrylic acid will be extended as a result and a second plant with a capacity of 160,000 tonne/year is to be built to support the existing 160,000 tonne/year acrylic acid plant.