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BASF Ponders Plastic Additives Plant in Mideast; Eyes Expansion in Asia

3:05 AM MDT | June 29, 2010 | Natasha Alperowicz

BASF is considering plans to build a plastic additives facility in the Mideast and is studying possible expansion in Asia, CW has learned. Hans W. Reiners, president/performance chemicals at BASF,  told CW recently that the company is looking at how to be closer to its customers. "We are still importing more into the regions than we produce," he says. In the Mideast, the company would begin with a blending unit at a yet-to-be-decided location, which would become BASF's first wholly owned plastic additives plant in the region. The company already...

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