08 November 2011 15:03 [Source: ICIS news]
BUENOS AIRES (ICIS)--Unigel is considering converting its recently acquired polystyrene (PS) plant in ?xml:namespace>
The ABS project would have a 90,000 tonne/year capacity and could come onstream in late 2013, said Unigel vice president Marc Slezynger.
Brazil’s Unigel acquired the 110,000 tonne/year PS plant, located in Guaruja in the southeastern state of Sao Paulo, from US-based chemicals producer Styron at the end of last year. Styron, which is owned by private equity firm Bain Capital, was part of Dow Chemical until 2010.
“We are studying changing that plant into an ABS plant,” Slezynger said.
“The ABS market is definitely an interesting one in
Another option for Unigel would be to build the ABS plant in Camacari, in
“This decision will depend on the investment comparison between building a new
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