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BASF invests in thermoplastic polyurethanes in Germany

5:01 PM MST | November 19, 2012

BASF has broken ground on a thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) production complex at Lemförde, Germany. The total investment is expected to be in the tens of millions of euros. Completion is due at the end of 2014. BASF sells TPUs under the Elastollan brand name. “This investment is part of a global BASF growth strategy and will contribute toward the further expansion of our leading market position,” says Uwe Hartwig, senior v.p./polyurethanes, Europe at BASF. TPUs are used in many industries such as automotive, sports and leisure, mechanical engineering...

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