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BASF to Expand Polystyrene Board Production 17%

4:49 AM MDT | August 1, 2011 | Alex Scott

BASF plans to expand its production of its extruded polystyrene insulation material Styrodur® C for rigid foam panels (XPS) at Ludwigshafen, Germany by about 17% to 1.52 million cu meters, up from its current production capacity of 1.3 million cu meters. The new capacity is slated to start-up at the end of 2011.   “By increasing our capacity we are aiming to establish our new XPS products, which represent a major advance in insulation performance and processing, within the construction sector in the long run, says Giorgio Greening, head of...

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