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BASF first company in Europe to switch XPS production to new flame retardant

7:14 AM MDT | May 20, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

BASF announced today that it has become the first European manufacturer to have completely switched a production plant for extruded polystyrene rigid foam (XPS) to a new polymeric flame retardant (PolyFR).  Styrodur insulating panels produced at BASF’s plant at Tudela, Spain, are now made exclusively with the polymeric flame retardant, which has a superior environmental profile while offering the same flame retardancy, the company says. BASF’s other Stydrodur production plants at Ludwigshafen and Schwarzheide, Germany, and Bibbiano, Italy, will...

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