On the road to Schwarzheide …
Now the moment had come. The heavy haulage (dimensions of the vehicle: length = 21 m; width = 4.2 m; height = 4.5 m; total weight = 47.5 tons) could hit the road to its place of destination, the BASF location Schwarzheide in the Free State of Sachsen/Germany.
The thermal oil plant delivered by heat 11 is a significant component of the current expansion leading to a doubling of the production capacities for the basis plastic material PBT.
PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) can be used in various ways. For instance, for casings in electrical engineering and in the production of vehicles. Also at home we find the plastic – as casing for shower head, tooth brush or iron.
Processed into fibers, PBT is used for the sheathing for fibre-optic cables.
The production partner of heat 11 for the thermal oil boiler – company ISW in Uetersen/Germany – had been audited by the welding experts of BASF before the start of the production.
The heat transfer plant is operated with the thermal oil diphyl THT (manufacturer LANXESS).