BASF PETRONAS Chemicals Integrated Aroma Ingredients Complex Groundbreaking

| April 3, 2017

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BASF SE and PETRONAS Chemicals Group, broke ground on a new Integrated Aroma Ingredients Complex in Gebeng, Kuantan, Malaysia via their joint venture company BASF PETRONAS Chemicals.

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