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Plant Watch: Business News for August 2018

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Plant Watch BASF to expand global antioxidant production capacities July 10, 2018 — BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) plans to increase the global production capacity for its antioxidant Irganox 1010 by 40% with production expansion projects at its sites in Jurong, Singapore and Kaisten, Switzerland. Expanded production in Switzerland and Singapore will start up in 2019 and early 2021, respectively. In addition, BASF is investing in its McIntosh, Alabama facility to further expand capacity.   AkzoNobel to increase production of chloromethanes in Frankfurt July 5, 2018 — AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals (Amsterdam, the Netherlands; www.akzonobel.com) has started design work for a second expansion of chloromethanes capacity at its site in Frankfurt, Germany. The project will take place in several steps over the next five years and will raise total capacity by up to 50%. The new expansion phase will begin with an increase in capacity for methyl chloride, to be completed in 2020.   KBR to revamp Haifa Chemicals’ nitric acid plant July 5, 2018 — KBR, Inc. (Houston; www.kbr.com) has been awarded a plant revamp contract by Haifa Chemicals Ltd. (Matam-Haifa, Israel; www.haifa-group.com) for its nitric acid plant…
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