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BASF Invests in Expanding its Additives Facility in Nanjing

BASF today announced plans to invest in the development of its advanced additives facility in Nanjing. Driven by rapidly increasing market demand in Asia and beyond, this new expansion includes a cutting-edge manufacturing line for BASF's high-performance Controlled Free Radical Polymerization (CFRP) dispersants, which are based on the company's unique and cutting-edge technology. Built to meet high environmental requirements, the new line is set to begin operations by the end of 2025, with cutting-edge manufacturing techniques and decreased CO2 emissions.


“The new investment in the additives plant in Nanjing will further strengthen BASF’s local production footprint in China, the world’s largest and fastest growing chemical market,” said Dr. Jeffrey Lou, President and Chairman of BASF Greater China. “Leveraging our local innovation and manufacturing presence, we are excited to meet the increasing needs of our customers in China with more proximity, efficiency, and an innovative product portfolio, thus contributing to their competitiveness and sustainable growth.”


BASF's consistent commitment to supplying world-class performance and formulation additives to the coatings industry is shown in the Nanjing site's continued growth over the last decade. Today, the Nanjing plant is a hub for the company's additives in China and the Asia Pacific region, seamlessly combining production, technical support, and R&D.


Sylvain Huguenard, Vice President, Global Business Management Additives, adds, “Benefits of CFRP technology include strong pigment affinity and excellent flocculation resistance enabled through a well-defined polymer structure. For over 20 years, BASF has been supporting customers with cutting-edge dispersing agents based on our unique controlled free radical polymers. This investment is a testimony to our commitment towards continuous innovation, supply reliability, and sustainability.”


High-performance additives are extensively employed in several sectors, including industrial coatings and automobile OEM coatings. The market is continually requiring more universal and high-performance dispersants in order to push the limitations of the color space available with current pigments.



Source: BASF




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