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BASF to Upgrade, Consolidate Adsorbents Manufacturing

7:36 AM MST | December 8, 2011 | Vincent Valk

BASF is investing $20 million to upgrade its activated alumina adsorbent products plant at Vidalia, LA. The company will transfer all adsorbents capacity to Vidalia as part of the upgrade, and will close its Port Allen, LA adsorbents plant in 2013. The project is expected to be complete within 18 months.   Activated alumina adsorbents are used in chemical, petrochemical and oil and gas applications. “We will make substantial improvements to our manufacturing infrastructure in Vidalia to optimize our production efficiencies and position BASF to...

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