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BASF to Expand Fungicides Capacity in Germany, U.S. with €200-Million Investment

1:12 AM MDT | September 25, 2012 | Natasha Alperowicz

BASF announced today that it will invest €200 million ($258.3 million) to expand capacity for several key fungicides, including F500 and Xemium. The expansion will take place at the company’s plants at Schwarzheide and Ludwigshafen, in Germany, and at Sparks, GA. This is one of the crop protection division’s largest capital spendings in recent years. The division, with sales of €4.2 billion in 2011, is one of the world’s largest producers of agricultural chemicals. Earlier this year, BASF increased the estimated peak sales...

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