Admixtures BASF Starts Production of Concrete Admixtures in Russia

Editor: Wolfgang Ernhofer

BASF has opened its first production plant for concrete admixtures in Russia located at its existing site in the Podolsk District of the Moscow Region. With this new production facility BASF will serve its customers in the Russian construction industry with a wide range of concrete admixtures.

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BASF starts production of concrete admixtures in Podolsk, Russia.
BASF starts production of concrete admixtures in Podolsk, Russia.
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Moscow/Russia, Ludwigshafen/Germany – “Russia as an emerging market is very attractive for us. We expect the Russian construction industry to grow annually by seven percent in the next three years. By investing into local production of our high-tech admixtures we can serve our customers in Russia even more effectively and flexibly”, said Tilman Krauch, head of BASF’s Construction Chemicals division.

The size of the Russian market for concrete admixtures is about €140 million annually. The BASF portfolio of admixtures produced locally at Podolsk will comprise 30 different admixture types including latest generation products based on Polycarboxylic Ether (PCE) technology.

Growing Demand of Admixtures

Sergey Vetlov, General Director of OOO BASF Stroitelnye Sistemy, noted: “Construction companies in Russia are asking for more and more high-performance concrete to build projects in various climatic zones of Russia from Vladivostok to Kaliningrad. This results in an ever-increasing demand for BASF admixtures providing a good reason to start local production in Russia.”

BASF has been providing construction chemicals to the Russian market since ten years. Projects realized with BASF products and expertise include sports facilities and other projects in Sochi, major infrastructure projects in Vladivostok and metallurgical complexes in the Ural Mountains.

Other Production of BASF in Russia

Elastokam, LLC, is the joint venture of Elastogran, BASF subsidiary, and Nizhnekamskneftekhim, OJSC, founded for the production of polyurethane systems.

The plant of the subsidiary of BASF Coatings (represented by BASF Vostok, LLC, in Russia) is in operation in Pavlovsky Posad and manufactures automotive and industrial coatings.