Engineering Plastics BASF to Increase its PA, PBT Capacity in Malaysia
With growing demand for engineering plastics especially in ASEAN, BASF has plans to expand the production capacity of its Ultramid polyamide (PA) and Ultradur polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) product at its Pasir Gudang site in Malaysia by 5,000 metric tons annually.
Ludwigshafen/Germany – BASF (Malaysia) will expand the production capacity of its Ultramid polyamide (PA) and Ultradur polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) product by 5,000 metric tons per year. Completion of the debottlenecking at BASF’s production site in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia, is planned for Q2 2023.
“BASF is committed to the engineering plastics market, which we believe offers significant growth opportunities. The additional capacity will help us meet the strong market demand for our Ultramid PA and Ultradur PBT products, as well as strengthen our market position, especially in ASEAN,” said Andy Postlethwaite, Senior Vice President, Performance Materials Asia Pacific, BASF.
The engineering plastics market in ASEAN is expected to grow at approximately 5 % per annum between 2020-2030. This growth is driven by the increased demand for engineering plastics in different industry segments, such as automotive, consumer electronics, and electrical & electronics.