More light-stabilizer production slated in Alabama.

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BASF (U.S. office in Florham Park, N.J.) has announced plans to invest globally more than $218 million on capacity expansions and other improvements in its plastic additives business. Capacity expansions will be focused particularly on antioxidants and light stabilizers at sites in North America and Europe. One project will expand capacity for Tinuvin UV stabilizers, especially benzotriazoles (BTZs), at McIntosh, Ala.