Issue Date: January 23, 2012
BASF has chosen Ludwigshafen, Germany, as the site for a 300,000-metric-ton-per-year toluene diisocyanate plant that it expects to open by the end of 2014. The company earlier said it was considering Ludwigshafen and Antwerp, Belgium, for the $1.3 billion polyurethane raw materials facility.
Velsicol Chemical has idled a plant in Memphis where it makes cyclopentadiene derivatives such as hexachlorocyclopentadiene, which is used to make pesticides that are under regulatory fire. According . . .
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