BASF starts first acrylic dispersions production plant in Durban

BASF starts first acrylic dispersions production plant in Durban

12:22 PM, 3rd September 2012
BASF starts first acrylic dispersions production plant in Durban
Jacques Delmoitiez, President, Business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, BASF.

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA: BASF has opened its first production plant for dispersions in South Africa located at Umbogintwini industrial complex in Durban, South Africa. With this new production facility BASF will serve its customers in the fast growing South African and Sub-Saharan African coatings and construction industry with acrylic dispersions based on state-of-the-art technologies.

South Africa is the largest market for dispersions in Sub-Saharan Africa. “With this new facility, we are well positioned to support our customers’ growth in South Africa and its neighbouring countries,” said Jacques Delmoitiez, President, Business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, BASF.

With its portfolio of specialties, BASF helps customers move towards more environmentally friendly technologies such as reduced volatile organic compounds (VOC). This investment reflects BASF’s focus on participating in the strong growth markets in emerging Africa. “South Africa as an emerging market is attractive for us. By investing into local production of our high-tech acrylic dispersions we can serve customers in Sub Saharan Africa effectively and flexibly,” said Christoph Hansen, Senior Vice President Dispersions for Adhesives and Construction Europe, BASF.

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