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FMC TO BUILD HYDROGEN PEROXIDE PLANT IN EUROPE

 FMC TO BUILD HYDROGEN PEROXIDE PLANT IN EUROPE
 BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- FMC Corp. (NYSE: FMC)


today announced it will build a 25,000 metric-tons-per-year hydrogen peroxide plant in the Benelux region of Europe. The company said the plant should be operational in 1994.
 According to William F. Beck, president of FMC Europe and general manager of FMC's worldwide Chemical Products Group: "European demand for hydrogen peroxide continues to increase, largely driven by growth in pulp and paper, and environmental markets. This new plant will position FMC to meet these growth opportunities and better serve our northern European customers, currently being supplied by our operation in La Zaida, Spain."
 Beck also noted that FMC continues to pursue profitable product line extensions and new applications for hydrogen peroxide.
 The company did not disclose details of the capital investment.
 FMC is the world's second largest producer of peroxygen chemicals, with peroxide manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Thailand and Europe. Hydrogen peroxide is an economical and environmentally safe oxidizing agent used worldwide in detergents, textile bleaching, electronics, water treatment, food processing, and pulp and paper.
 FMC Corp. is one of the world's leading producers of chemicals and machinery for industry, government and agriculture. The Chicago-based company reported annual sales of $3.9 billion in 1991, with international sales to more than 100 countries accounting for 43 percent of total annual revenues. European sales account for approximately $1 billion of FMC's total sales. The company employs 23,000 people at 95 manufacturing facilities and mines in 18 countries. FMC divides its businesses into five major segments: industrial chemicals, performance chemicals, precious metals, defense systems, and machinery and equipment.
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