BASF Is Closing Polystyrene Unit | June 22, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 25 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 87 Issue 25 | p. 22 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 22, 2009

BASF Is Closing Polystyrene Unit

Department: Business
Keywords: EPS, expandable polystyrene, Tarragona, BASF

BASF is closing an expandable polystyrene (EPS) plant in Tarragona, Spain, by August. Some 85 workers will be affected by the decision. BASF says the small plant has become uncompetitive and that it will supply the Iberian EPS market out of its facility in Ludwigshafen, Germany. EPS is used to make coffee cups and protective packaging.

 
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