BASF: Capacity Increase for Neopor
BASF is expanding its production capacities for the innovative insulation foam Neopor in Ludwigshafen and will start producing
the foam for the first time in South Korea.
The Neopor capacities in Ludwigshafen will gradually increase from 60,000 to 190,000 metric tons per year. A part of these capacities will come from switching existing Styropor production to Neopor. The first expansion up to 100,000 metric tons per year will already be completed at the start of 2008. A new plant will be built for the additional 90,000 metric tons, which will most likely be operational at the end of 2008. Ulsan, South Korea, will soon become the second global production site for Neopor and will serve the regional market. In the past, the material for this market was imported from Germany.
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