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BASF announces intention to cease activities in Feluy, Belgium

Thursday, 22 October 2009

BASF intends to close its maleic anhydride production by end 2009.

BASF Antwerpen N.V. has announced its intention to close its 115,000 annual tons maleic anhydride (MA) production facility by the end of 2009 and to withdraw all BASF activities from its site in Feluy, Belgium. The company employs 133 people at the Feluy site, which is part of BASF Antwerpen N.V. MA serves mainly as a building block to produce unsaturated polyester resins. These resins are widely used as composite materials, particularly in shipbuilding, construction and automobile industries. MA is also used for many other applications, like water-soluble polymers and lubricants.

BASF Antwerpen N.V. has more than 3,500 employees and posted sales of EUR 6.2 billion in 2008. Source: BASF SE

BASF Antwerpen N.V. has more than 3,500 employees and posted sales of EUR 6.2 billion in 2008. Source: BASF SE

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