BASF to build $90m emulsion polymers plant in Texas

12 November 2012 16:47  [Source: ICIS news]

BASF to build emulsion polymers plant in TexasHOUSTON (ICIS)--BASF plans to build a $90m (€71.1m) production plant for emulsion polymers at its Verbund site in Freeport, Texas, the company said on Monday.

The plant will manufacture acrylic emulsion polymers used for architectural coatings, construction chemicals, adhesives and the paper chemicals industry.

Capacity was not disclosed. Production is expected to begin in mid-2014.

German-based BASF currently operates three emulsion polymer plants in North America in Monaca, Pennsylvania; Chattanooga, Tennessee and Altamira, Mexico.

BASF opened new emulsion polymer plants in South Africa and China in 2012 and is building manufacturing facilities in India.

($1 = €0.79)

By: Tracy Dang
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