Polyurethane Systems Site BASF Opens a Second Polyurethane Systems Site in Russia

Editor: Marion Henig

With a second Russian polyurethane systems site, BASF strengthens its worldwide network of close to the customer PU System Houses.

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St. Petersburg/Russia – BASF sees significant potential for growth especially in the automotive and construction segments of the market for applications using high quality polyurethane system solutions in Russia. In spring 2012, a new applications technology center near St. Petersburg will start operations which will provide polyurethane customers with comprehensive local sales and technology services. Like the System House in Nishnekamsk, which went into operation in 2000, this site will also be a part of the joint venture with the Russian company OAO Nishnekamskneftechim (NKNC).

The applications technology center near St. Petersburg will provide comprehensive technical services and sales know-how for modern polyurethane systems to quickly and competently serve customers from a wide range of businesses. The focus is on the automotive and construction industries as well as on CASE (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Elastomers). The building will house a modern technology center and office space alongside storage areas and test laboratory.

Only recently BASF opened PU System Houses in Poland and Dubai and has started the construction of two further sites in Tianjin and Chongqing (China).