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 (lo͝od′vĭgz-hä′fən, lo͞ot′vĭKHs-)
A city of southwest Germany on the Rhine River opposite Mannheim. Founded as a fortress in the early 17th century, it is now a leading center of the country's chemical industry.


(German ˈluːtvɪçshaːfən)
(Placename) a city in SW Germany, in the Rhineland-Palatinate, on the Rhine: chemical industry. Pop: 162 836 (2003 est)


(ˈlut vɪxsˌhɑ fən, -vɪks-, ˈlud-)

a city in SW Germany, on the Rhine opposite Mannheim. 167,883.
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Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev reviewed the conditions created after overhaul in the Ludwigshafen Park during his visit to Sumgait on December15.
Presently, Dr Fischer is president, Performance Chemicals, at BASF SE in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
The explosion occurred on a supply line connecting a harbour and a tank depot on the Ludwigshafen site at around 1120 local time (0920 GMT), according to BASF, the world's biggest chemicals company.
LUDWIGSHAFEN -- One person was killed in a blast at a BASF chemical plant in western Germany Monday, the company said, adding that six others were missing and six more were injured.
In addition, six people are still missing, the Ludwigshafen site's chief, Uwe Liebelt, told journalists.
"There was an explosion with several people injured for as-yet undetermined reasons at around 11:30 (0930 GMT) at BASF Ludwigshafen," BASF said in a statement.
Company and employee representatives at BASF SE in Ludwigshafen signed a new site agreement.
BASF is investing in the expansion and flexibilization of production facilities for chelating agents at its site in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
BERLyN (CyHAN)- A huge fire erupted in a warehouse in Ludwigshafen, a German city on Rhine River, horrified as the cloud of black smoke raised dozens of meters high.
BASF is making further cuts in its polystyrene business by dismantling one of its units at Ludwigshafen in Germany, making permanent the shutdown of this plant in April.
German companies BASF AG (Ludwigshafen) and the Lanxess Chemical Group (Leverkusen) report that BASF has purchased Lanxess's Lustran SAN (styrene-acrylonitrile) copolymer business in Europe and South America for an undisclosed amount.