04 June 2003 13:22 [Source: ICIS news]LONDON (CNI)--German chemicals group BASF expects to bring its new acrylonitrile-butadiene styrene (ABS) plant in Antwerp, Belgium onstream in mid-2004, a spokeswoman told CNI on Wednesday.
Construction of the 200 000 tonne/year plant began late last year, she said, without revealing the investment cost.
The plant will produce the large-volume, standard ABS product Terluran, in line with BASF's strategy of focusing on commodity products instead of specialties.
Last week, the firm announced the sale of ABS specialty Ronfalin to JGP Perrite, a unit of British Vita’s subsidiary Vita Thermoplastics Compounds.
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