BASF starts polymer dispersions production in Malaysia

BASF starts polymer dispersions production in Malaysia

10:29 AM, 29th January 2015
BASF starts polymer dispersions production in Malaysia

PASIR GUDANG, MALAYSIA: BASF is further strengthening its production footprint in Asia Pacific with the start-up of its first production plant for polymer dispersions in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia. This production plant is built at the existing BASF production site, located in the Pasir Gudang Industrial Park of the Johor Free Trade Zone. The plant is BASF’s third polymer dispersions plant in ASEAN, complementing the existing dispersions plants in Jakarta and Merak, Indonesia.

This wholly-owned BASF production plant will benefit from close proximity to raw materials such as the acrylic monomer complex at BASF PETRONAS Chemicals in Gebeng, Kuantan. Local production in Malaysia will enable BASF to better respond to the fast-changing market situation in Asia Pacific.

The new plant will focus on the production of a variety of acrylic base polymer dispersions for decorative coatings, construction and adhesive industries, serving the entire Asia Pacific region, especially for South East Asia. Commercial production started at the beginning of 2015.

“The plant is built with BASF’s advanced production technology, which can accommodate a broad spectrum of acrylic products that are being developed in our Asia Technical Center in Shanghai, China. These cutting edge products with tailored properties can be made in this versatile production facility, addressing the increased customers’ requirement,” said Jeff Knight, Senior Vice President, Dispersions and Pigments, Asia Pacific, BASF.

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