BASF improved supply of attapulgite-based additives to meet increasing demand in major markets
attapulgite products to support the business growth of customers
◼ Lean principles and a continuous improvement culture resulted in productivity
gains and improved service quality
May 22, 2019 – BASF has implemented process improvements to provide a reliable
and stable supply of its attapulgite offerings. The enhancements at their site in
Quincy, Florida include expanding of milling and product packaging capabilities for
coarse gel, fine gel and granular materials, as well as improved logistics in shipping
the mineral globally. This initiative is aligned with the increasing demand of attapulgite
in BASF’s major markets around the world.
For the past few years, meeting the increasing demand for attapulgite has been
challenging, especially in emerging economies where construction and infrastructure
development has been on the rise.
“We have introduced several improvements to site operations, including
investments in new packaging equipment, as well as upgrading throughput in our
mills. These actions will strengthen our ability to provide a reliable supply of high
quality attapulgite-based materials to support the business growth of our customers
globally,” said Dr. Claus Dallner, Vice President, Global Business Management for
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