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Sasol to Double Wax Production in South Africa

1:55 AM MST | December 2, 2009 | Natasha Alperowicz

Sasol (Johannesburg) says it has approved an investment of R8.4 billion ($1.14 billion), which will double production of hard wax at the Sasolburg, South Africa site. The investment will take place in two phases. The first phase, expected to begin operations in 2012, will increase hard wax capacity by some 40%. Sasol has already completed the basic engineering and ordered some of the long lead equipment items for phase one. It expects phase two to begin operations by 2014. Hard wax is used in applications that include hot melt adhesives, a rapidly...

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