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BASF to Build Acrylic Acid and SAP Complex at Camaçari, Brazil

The investment would be BASF's largest in South America

6:32 AM MDT | August 19, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

BASF has confirmed plans to invest  in a world-scale acrylic acid, butyl acrylate and superabsorbent polymers (SAP) manufacturing complex in Brazil. The company has selected the Camaçari, Bahia, site for the investment. The complex, which will require an investment in excess of €500 million, will be the first acrylic acid and SAP manufacturing facilities in South America. It will be the largest investment in BASF’s century-long history in South America, the company says. Technical studies have looked into a plant with capacity for 160,000 m.t./year of acrylic acid, BASF says....

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