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Tessenderlo Boosts Ferric Chloride; Acquires BASF Crop Unit

8:37 AM MST | November 21, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Tessenderlo Group (Brussels) says it will boost ferric chloride capacity by a total of 10% at its Loos, France and Tessenderlo, Belgium facilities. The increase will bring Tessenderlo’s total European capacity to 330,000 m.t./year. Ferric chloride is used primarily as a coagulant in drinking and wastewater. Separately, Tessenderlo Kerley (Phoenix), a Tessenderlo Group unit, says it has acquired the Surround crop protection business of BASF, for an undisclosed sum. Surround is a kaolin clay-based particle film technology used to protect crops from insects...

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