Resin and Coat Production in China BASF Breaks Ground on New Resin Plant in Shanghai

Editor: Wolfgang Ernhofer

BASF broke ground on a new resin and electrocoat (e-coat) plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai. With its operation scheduled to commence in the second half of 2015, the plant will help to address the increasing demand for high quality coatings solutions in various growing industries, notably the automotive industry, in Asia Pacific.

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BASF Groundbraking ceremony for the new resin plant in Shanghai/China.
BASF Groundbraking ceremony for the new resin plant in Shanghai/China.
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Shanghai/China – “As part of our Asia Pacific strategy, we aim to produce locally 75 % of what we sell in Asia Pacific. By implementing this project, we are taking an important step towards our strategic goal and at the same time, serving an important market need in China”, Dr. Albert Heuser, President Greater China and Functions Asia Pacific, BASF, said.

This new resin and e-coat plant will be located adjacent to another new BASF automotive coatings plant which will start operation in the second quarter of 2014. The close proximity of these two plants will allow for more synergies and efficiency.

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