BASF opens polyurethane application technology centre in Russia

BASF opens polyurethane application technology centre in Russia

9:37 AM, 25th October 2012
BASF opens polyurethane application technology centre in Russia
Raimar Jahn, President, BASF Polyurethanes.

ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA: BASF officially opened its first Russian applications technology centre for polyurethane systems in Vsevolozhsk, near St Petersburg, Russia. This site will be a part of the BASF joint venture Elastokam with the Russian company OAO Nishnekamskneftechim (NKNC). The area of 2000 m2, houses a modern technology centre and office space, alongside storage areas and a test laboratory.

This centre will provide comprehensive technical services and sales know-how for modern polyurethane systems to quickly and competently serve customers all over Russia and other CIS countries. Equipment installed will make it possible to test PU materials for a wide range of applications in the automotive and construction industries, as well as in CASE (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Elastomers) related areas. Training programme and practical seminars for the company’s customers and partners will also take place within the technology centre.

“With our investment into a second Russian site we emphasize the significance of this region for BASF and show our local customers that we want to be their preferred partner by supporting their growth requirements. This investment is part of the systematic implementation of our successful worldwide strategy of having sites that are close to the customer which will strengthen our leadership position in the polyurethanes market,” said Raimar Jahn, President, BASF Polyurethanes.

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