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BASF Adds Neopor EPS at Ludwigshafen and Ulsan

12:30 PM MDT | July 26, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

BASF says it will increase capacity for Neopor, an improved version of its Styropor expandable polystyrene (EPS), at Ulsan, Korea and Ludwigshafen. It will raise capacity at Ludwigshafen from 60,000 m.t./year, to 190,000 m.t./year, partly as a switch from Styropor manufacture. Capacity at Ludwigshafen will be raised from 60,000 m.t./year, to 100,000 m.t./year by the start of 2008 in a first phase of expansion. A 90,000-m.t./year Neopor plant will be built at Ludwigshafen by the end of 2008 in a second phase. BASF will also construct a 20,000-m.t./year Neopor...

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