BASF to build polymer plant in Tamaulipas

ICA Fluor Daniel, the industrial engineering partnership of ICA and Fluor Corporation has been awarded a contract by BASF Mexicana SA de CV to construct a new plant for BASF’s trade-marked Styrolux polymer. The plant will be located in Altamira, Tamaulipas, Mexico, and has a total investment cost of nearly USD 53 million. ICA Fluor Daniel’s 21-month contract includes detail engineering, procurement services, construction, and assistance to commissioning and performance test. Styrolux is the trademark for the BASF range of thermoplastic styrene-butadiene co-polymers, characterized by its combination of high transparency, brilliance and impact resistance. Styroloux can be extruded, thermoformed and injection-moulded into a variety of high-quality products for a variety of uses, particularly in the area of food packaging.

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