BASF concentrates European production of paper coating dispersions in Ludwigshafen, Hamina

Ludwigshafen, Germany-based BASF will concentrate production of paper coating dispersions in Europe at two sites, the Ludwigshafen Verbund site and the Hamina site in Finland. The goal is to strengthen BASF’s ability to compete in the challenging market environment of paper coating dispersions in the long term.

As a result of this decision, BASF SE has signed a contract with Synthomer Austria GmbH, a subsidiary of the British specialty chemicals manufacturer Synthomer plc, for the sale of the BASF production site for styrene butadiene dispersions for paper coating in Pischelsdorf, Austria, for €30 million. The transaction is expected to be completed in January 2018.

BASF will now supply customers for styrene butadiene dispersions in Europe from Ludwigshafen and Hamina. Paper dispersion production will not change in the other sites in the EMEA region, i.e. Gebze, Turkey and Durban, South Africa.

BASF will now supply customers for styrene butadiene dispersions in Europe from Ludwigshafen and Hamina. Paper dispersion production will not change in the other sites in the EMEA region, i.e. Gebze, Turkey and Durban, South Africa.

BASF, www.basf.com

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