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BASF to Retain Basel as a Major Center of Operations Following Ciba Acquisition

11:43 AM MDT | June 12, 2009 | Natasha Alperowicz

BASF says its paper chemical operating division will be headquartered at Basel, effective July 1. The division was established last April, when BASF completed the acquisition of Ciba Specialty Chemicals. Ciba had its headquarters at Basel. Two business units associated with the paper chemical division—coatings and starch/Europe, and wet-end chemicals—will also be headquartered in Basel, as will BASF’s European business unit for plastics additives and global units dedicated to technology management and restructuring of the company’s...

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