New additive plant planned as plastics development in Middle East continues


Plastics and additives supplier BASF announced it would build a new plant for customer specific antioxidant blends in the Middle East. When operational by the end of 2012, the plant will be one of the largest for these plastic additives in the world with annual capacity of about 16,000 tonnes.

BASF (Ludwigshafen, Germany) supplies antioxidants and process stabilizers, light stabilizers, flame retardants and pigments. The company expanded its plastic additives and pigments portfolio in 2009 with its acquisition of the plastics additives business of Ciba.
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