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Ineos to Buy BASF’s Seal Sands, U.K. Site

11:03 AM MDT | March 18, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Ineos has agreed to acquire BASF’s Seal Sands, U.K. site. The purchase price was not disclosed. BASF produces acrylonitrile (AN), adipodinitrile (ADN), and hexamethylenediamine (HMD) and related by-products at the site. The deal excludes BASF’s HMD and ADN plants, BASF says. BASF will continue to own the HMD plant, but Ineos will operate the unit for BASF. ADN will be produced at Seal Sands until the plant is shut down in 2009, under BASF’s previously announced plans (CW, June 20, 2007, p. 5). BASF says it will purchase ADN, a raw material for...

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