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BASF Expands Superabsorbent Polymer Plants In Antwerp and Freeport

December 17, 2010

Expansion to raise global annual capacity to 470,000 tons.

BASF plans to expand its existing superabsorbent polymer production capacities at its Antwerp, Belgium and Freeport, U.S.sites. Gradual debottlenecking and technical expansion measures are to raise annual capacity by 70,000 tons to a total of 470,000 ton by 2012, with each site contributing an additional 35,000 tons.

The aim of the planned investments is to support market growth and drive innovation. The additional superabsorbent polymer volumes are also required to prepare investments at new sites in growth markets.