May 22, 2019
Dispersions & Resins

BASF improved supply of attapulgite-based additives to meet increasing demand in major markets

◼ Improvement processes focusing on reliability and long-term supply of

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

Additives, BASF.

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Last Update May 22, 2019