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INEOS Styrolution invests in Wingles site to meet growing demand for ABS

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<p>INEOS Styrolution, the&nbsp;global&nbsp;leader in&nbsp;styrenics, announces plans for&nbsp;a&nbsp;significant investment into&nbsp;its Wingles, France, site to&nbsp;attend the&nbsp;market growth for&nbsp;ABS in&nbsp;Europe. The&nbsp;site focused on&nbsp;polystyrene production so&nbsp;far. It will&nbsp;now add production of&nbsp;ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) to&nbsp;its portfolio.</p> <p>The&nbsp;changes reflect increased demand for&nbsp;ABS solutions from&nbsp;INEOS Styrolutions focus industries (Automotive, Household, Electronics, Healthcare, Construction and&nbsp;Packaging) in&nbsp;Europe.</p> <p>The&nbsp;new production line for&nbsp;ABS will&nbsp;make use of&nbsp;the&nbsp;existing production infrastructure in&nbsp;Wingles: One of&nbsp;the&nbsp;existing three polystyrene production lines will&nbsp;be converted into&nbsp;a&nbsp;production line for&nbsp;ABS with&nbsp;a&nbsp;planned capacity of&nbsp;about&nbsp;50,000&nbsp;tonnes per year. The&nbsp;ABS production site in&nbsp;Wingles is planned to&nbsp;be operational&nbsp;in&nbsp;Q12020.</p> <p>Rob Buntinx, President EMEA, comments: Three ABS production sites in&nbsp;Europe&nbsp; Wingles, Antwerp and&nbsp;Cologne&nbsp; with&nbsp;an&nbsp;increased ABS production capacity give us increased flexibility and&nbsp;allow us to&nbsp;grow with&nbsp;our customers. Our customers can focus on&nbsp;their businesses while&nbsp;relying on&nbsp;our production capacities being able to&nbsp;meet their growing demand across&nbsp;our broad ABS portfolio.</p> <p>These plans are at&nbsp;the&nbsp;heart of&nbsp;our focus on&nbsp;higher-value specialties and&nbsp;ABS Standard grades and&nbsp;prove our commitment to&nbsp;our customers and&nbsp;to&nbsp;our long-term&nbsp;growth strategy as&nbsp;outlined in&nbsp;our Triple Shift Strategy, adds Kevin McQuade, CEO at&nbsp;INEOS Styrolution.</p>

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