A former BASF polymer facility in Seaford, DE will be converted into a new site for The Royale Group company.

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Specialty colorants distributor Royale Pigments & Chemicals is preparing to invest $2.35 million to convert a former BASF polymers plant in Seaford, DE into a new facility, Delaware economic development officials announced this week.

“The chemical industry has long been part of Delaware’s economy. Over the next three years, The Royale Group plans to purchase an underutilized site in Seaford, bringing new jobs and economic growth to Sussex County,” said Gov. John Carney in a release. “This will be Royale’s second facility in the state, showing their commitment to growing their business here. This campus is only possible because of Delaware’s world-class innovative workforce. Thank you to The Royale Group, the town of Seaford, the Delaware Prosperity Partnership and everyone else who made this acquisition possible.”

Royale Pigments & Chemicals is part of the specialty chemical firm Royale Group. The parent company acquired IMS Chemblend and its facility in Bear, DE in 2020, renaming the operations to AWSM Solutions Delaware.

The new facility in Seaford offers on-site rail access and will create 29 new roles over a three-year period, including chemical operator, maintenance, warehouse, management, and supervisor positions.

Company officials applied for a Jobs Performance Grant of $177,930 through Delaware’s Council on Development Finance and a Capital Expenditure Grant of $70,500 through the Delaware Strategic Fund.

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