The PolyTHF® plant at the Ludwigshafen Verbund site. BASF, which markets the polytetrahydrofuran produced here under the brand name PolyTHF®, is one of the world's leading suppliers of this versatile intermediate with production plants on all continents.
PolyTHF®: The multifunctional intermediate
PolyTHF® is an important raw material in the manufacture of many different products. Examples are elastic spandex and elastane fibers for textiles. Additional uses include abrasion-resistant hoses and cable sheathings for vehicle construction. Manufacturers of high-quality skateboard wheels and inline skates also need this intermediate.
Plant operator Wolfgang Higazi-Deissler takes a sample of the product.