US Ashland starts building specialty chemicals plant in France

15 July 2011 15:26  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Ashland has begun construction work on a plant in France to produce nonionic synthetic thickener for the coatings market, the US-based chemicals firm said on Friday.

The plant at Alizay in northern France is expected to start up in 2012, Ashland said without disclosing financial or capacity details.

“This new facility complements our existing manufacturing capacity and gives us flexibility to improve continuity of supply for all customers worldwide," said Jason Homer, global business manager for coatings additives the Ashland’s Aqualon functional ingredients business unit.

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By: Stefan Baumgarten
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