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Belgian Firm Puts PA Unit up for Sale

9:16 AM MDT | October 27, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Proviron (Ostend, Belgium) says it plans to divest all or part of its phthalic anhydride (PA) and phthalates business at Ostend. The decision “is part of Proviron’s strategy to reposition toward functional chemicals,” the company says. The Ostend PA plant has a capacity of 105,000 m.t./year. Proviron, a privately owned company, says its functional chemicals product lines include “niche plasticizers, specialty esters, and functional...

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