New production facility in Bradford
BASF continues investment in Bradford to provide additional capacity for the Oilfield and Mining industries New facility will manufacture high performance products for the oilfield market
Bradford, UK – A new anionic polyacrylamide powder production facility at BASF’s site in Bradford was opened in May by the MP for Bradford South, Judith Cummins.
This investment, which follows the opening of the BioAcrylamide plant in 2016, strengthens the role of the Bradford site for Anionic Polyacrylamide (APAM) production at BASF.
With around 600 employees, the Bradford site is one of the UK’s largest chemical manufacturing facilities. It is a BASF production hub for polyacrylamides, used as water-soluble flocculation aids in industrial and municipal wastewater treatment, enhanced oil recovery, mineral processing and papermaking. Local contractors and teams from Bradford safely worked over 120,000 man hours to construct the new facility, which has also provided additional jobs at the site. Site Manager David Calder emphasised the importance of continued investment for the success of the site, “Over the last few years we have continued to invest in our plants, processes and buildings. This latest investment brings additional capacity for products used in the oilfield and mining industry. It’s an important milestone that increases jobs and helps secure the future of our site in an increasingly competitive market”.