France: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Ineos Expands ABS Production
Ineos Styrolution announced plans for a significant investment into its Wingles, France, site to attend the market growth for ABS in Europe.
Frankfurt/Germany — The site focused on polystyrene production so far. It will now add production of ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) to its portfolio. The changes reflected increased demand for ABS solutions from Ineos Styrolution’s focus industries (Automotive, Household, Electronics, Healthcare, Construction and Packaging) in Europe, the company said.
The new production line for ABS will make use of the existing production infrastructure in Wingles: One of the existing three polystyrene production lines will be converted into a production line for ABS with a planned capacity of about 50,000 tonnes per year. The ABS production site in Wingles is planned to be operational in Q1’2020.
Rob Buntinx, President Emea, commented that three ABS production sites in Europe — Wingles, Antwerp and Cologne — with an increased ABS production capacity gave them increased flexibility and allowed the company to grow with their customers. These plans were at the heart of their focus on higher-value specialties and ABS Standard grades, added Kevin McQuade, CEO at Ineos Styrolution.