Dispersions BASF Builds new Dispersions Plant at Durban, South Africa
BASF will invest in a dispersions plant in Durban, South Africa. The new plant that will be operational in 2012 will produce acrylic dispersions mainly for the regional coatings and construction industry.
Durban/South Africa – BASF expects the facility to benefit from the local availability of raw materials and proximity to key customers in South Africa’s and Sub Saharan Africa’s fast-growing markets.
"With this new facility, we are well positioned to support our customers’ growth in South Africa and its neighboring countries providing BASF’s quality, service and reliable supply” said Christoph Hansen, Senior Vice President Dispersions for Adhesives and Construction Europe. South Africa is the largest market for dispersions in Sub-Saharan Africa. The company regards this investment as a part of BASF's strategy to participate in Africa's emerging markets.