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BASF to expand compounding capacities for engineering plastics in Europe

BASF to expand compounding capacities for engineering plastics in Europe

Introduction:

BASF announced plans to expand compounding capacities for engineering plastics in Europe.

Features:

This expansion will be possible to additionally produce up to 70,000 metric tons per year of Ultramid® (PA: polyamide) and Ultradur® (PBT: polybutylene terephthalate) at the Schwarzheide site, Germany. Around 50 new jobs will be created. Start-up planned for 2017.

This is another step in the capacity expansions which BASF is undertaking because of the increasing demand for engineering plastics around the world. BASF’s global compounding capacity for PA and PBT will then be more than 700,000 metric tons per year.

The engineering plastics Ultramid® and Ultradur® are processed into high-performance components in the automotive industry, the electrical and electronics sector as well as in the construction and furniture industries.

Specifications:

Company Name BASF
Location Schwarzheide, Germany
Type Expansion
Start-up Planned 2017
Jobs 50 New Jobs

 

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