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Sabic to close West Virginia ABS plant, consolidate US ABS operations

6:52 AM MST | November 22, 2013 | —Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Sabic Innovative Plastics (Pittsfield, MA), has announced plans to close its acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plant at Washington, WV, by mid-2015. Sabic will transfer some ABS production to plants in Ottawa, IL, and Bay St. Louis, MS, during the second quarter of 2015 “in an effort to increase its competitive positive in the challenging global ABS market,” says Scott Dansey, plant manager at Sabic Innovative Plastics. The Washington ABS plant has a production capacity of some 90,000 m.t./year, while the site at Bay St. Louis has a capacity of 70,000...

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