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BASF to Hike Engineering Plastics Compounding Capacity

7:04 AM MDT | June 14, 2011 | Ian Young

BASF is increasing compounding capacity for the company's Ultramid nylon engineering plastics and Ultradur polybutylene terephthalate at Schwarzheide, Germany. The project is due for completion by mid-2012. It will add a combined 10,000 m.t./year of compounding capacity and is a "first step within the scope of capacity expansions that are planned in view of the sharp rise in demand in Europe," BASF says. It also follows an announcement by BASF in the first quarter that it will double compounding capacity for engineering plastics in China and Korea. The...

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