Location, location, location

September 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;9/11/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 34, p32
Trade Publication
This article highlights the importance of location for BASF's Spanish site. Located at Tarragona, 80km south of the Spanish city of Barcelona, the BASF site forms part of one of the largest chemical complexes in southern Europe. Positioned roughly midway along the 1,390ha territory designated as the Tarragona chemical complex, itself encompassing 33 chemical companies in total, the 112ha BASF site lies in close proximity to two large-scale crackers - and is directly adjacent to the harbour area. Home to BASF Españ ola since the late 1960s, today the site hosts six firms, including eight BASF plants that produce a variety of products ranging from expandable polystyrene, polystyrene, polyester resins, dispersions and fungicides - targeted mainly at markets across southern Europe.


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