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BASF and Petronas Study Joint Specialties Investment in Malaysia

4:25 AM MST | December 6, 2010 | Ian Young

BASF and Petronas today signed an agreement to carry out a joint feasibility study for the production of specialty chemicals in Malaysia. The companies say they are considering a joint investment of about MR4 billion ($1.3 billion). The move would extend their existing collaboration in the country. BASF and Petronas have a 60-40 joint venture, BASF Petronas Chemicals, that operates an integrated manufacturing complex at Kuantan, Malaysia. BASF and Petronas plan to evaluate the viability of jointly owning and operating world-scale facilities that would make...

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