Site impressions - BASF Geismar Verbund Site
BASF is building a world scale production plant for formic acid at its integrated “Verbund” site in Geismar, Louisiana. Start-up of the new plant is expected in the 2nd half 2014. It will be the only formic acid production plant in North America and will have an annual capacity of more than 50,000 tons.
Formic acid is an environmentally acceptable and highly efficient organic acid. It is used in many areas, from leather processing to feed preservation. Potassium formate, a salt of formic acid, is a highly efficient deicing agent for roads and airport runways. It is environmentally friendly, readily biodegradable and it protects the environment.