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BASF Builds Acrylic Dispersions Plant in South Africa

3:09 AM MDT | May 17, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

BASF has announced plans to invest in a dispersions plant at Durban, South Africa. The plant will produce acrylic dispersions mainly for the coatings and construction industry. It will benefit from local availability of raw materials and proximity to key customers who serve South Africa's and Sub Saharan Africa's fast-growing markets, BASF says. Production is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2012. South Africa is the largest market for dispersions in Sub-Saharan Africa, the company...

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