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Web-exclusive: BASF to sell UK site

BASF (Ludwigshafen, Germany) reached an agreement to sell its Seal Sands site in Teesside, UK to Ineos Nitriles (League City, TX) for an undisclosed price. The 240 BASF employees at the site will be transferred to Ineos, which will also take over existing contracts, supply, and service arrangements. The site currently operates large-scale production of acrylonitrile (AN), adipodinitrile (ADN), and hexamethylenediamine (HMD), which are intermediates used in the production of acrylic and polyamide (PA) fibers and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) plastics. Excluded from the transaction is the HMD plant, which will be owned by BASF but operated by Ineos, as it remains a key element in BASF's Ultramid A PA66.

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