Complete this form and receive a comprehensive mesothelioma & asbestos packet with detailed information about where to get treatment, legal options, how to cope, and much more.





Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, lung cancer or an asbestos-related disease?

Privacy Policy

Asbestos was used for decades in construction and shipbuilding. If you or someone close to you has worked as a drywaller, pipefitter, or in the Navy, you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos fibers. Learn more >

Mesothelioma is a deadly, elusive cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. We provide free resources to help you understand diagnosis, treatment, and more. Learn more >

Dealing with asbestos-related disease can be hard. Finding the right doctor or hospital can make all the difference. Click here to see how we can help. Learn more >

Mesothelioma doesn't have to tear your family apart. We help you and your family get through this difficult time together. Click here to learn more. Learn more >

Wyandotte Chemical Plant, Wyandotte, Michigan

Wyandotte Chemical Plant in Wyandotte, Michigan, has a long history of chemical manufacturing. The site began operating in 1893, under the Michigan Alkali Company. Originally, the Wyandotte plant was responsible for producing baking soda, soda ash, and lye. Later, under the Wyandotte Chemical Co., this plant switched to the production of soaps and cleaners.

BASF Chemical Products

In 1969, the German chemical corporation BASF took over the Wyandotte Chemical Plant, adding it to the company’s global holdings. BASF produces many different chemicals around the world, including:

  • Biodegradable plastics
  • Foams
  • Plastics for engineering
  • Polyamides
  • Polyurethane
  • Styrenics

Wyandotte Chemical Plant Today

As a bastion of BASF’s holdings in America, the Wyandotte site has undergone several expansions in recent years. In 1987, BASF opened a polyurethane suspension plant at the site, and then an expandable polypropylene plant the following year. Next, in 1989, BASF expanded the Wyandotte Chemical Plant even further, adding a plastic materials compounding facility. It also announced several expansions in the 1990s, including:

  • TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) in 1990
  • Plastic compounding in 1992
  • Expanded polypropylene in 1993

Asbestos in Older Chemical Plants

Although many portions of the Wyandotte chemical plant site are newer expansions, any portions built before 1989 are at risk for containing asbestos fibers. Asbestos was once lauded for its ability to serve as an insulating agent for electricity, heat, flame, and chemicals. Thus, many chemical plants, which required this extreme insulation, used asbestos fibers in many different parts of the buildings in order to help prevent accidents.

For More Information

Unfortunately, as these chemical plants continue to age, they are at risk for releasing asbestos fibers into the environment. If inhaled, asbestos fibers can cause devastating diseases like mesothelioma. If you have lived or worked near a chemical plant, you should learn more about the risks of asbestos exposure. For more information, please fill out our contact form today and get in touch with an asbestos attorney of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-781-3955 today.

home  |  asbestos  |  mesothelioma  |  treatment  |  legal options  |  veterans  |  clinical trials  |  press  |  helpful resources  |  contact us  |  articles  |  blog  |  about  |  locations  |  sitemap  |  Log in
Copyright © 2004-2011 This Website has been prepared solely for the purpose of providing information about Williams Kherkher Law Firm, L.L.P., and the services and products it offers. Click here for the full disclaimer. Attorneys are licensed only in the state of Texas unless otherwise indicated in the biographical section. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Williams Kherkher's primary office is located in Texas. Terms of Use.
8441 Gulf Freeway, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77017-5051 -- 800-781-3955 | John Eddie Williams + | Find us on Google+