(plasteurope) -- BASF (Ludwigshafen/Germany) is building a state-of-the-art antioxidant production line on Jurong Island, Singapore. No investment cost or capacity figures have been announced. The group said the new line will "strengthen the production focus" of its "Irganox 1010" additives at the Singapore site and will help meet demand from Asia and the Middle East.
When the plant is completed in 2013 it will absorb the production of Irganox currently located at Isohara / Japan. Along with Singapore and Japan, BASF also produces the plastics additives at Shanghai / China, Kaisten / Switzerland, McIntosh, Alabama / USA, Lampertheim / Germany and Pontecchio Marconi / Italy.