BASF hike thermoplastic polyurethane capacity at Lemforde site

BASF to hike thermoplastic polyurethane capacity at Lemforde site

5:49 AM, 8th November 2012
BASF to hike thermoplastic polyurethane capacity at Lemforde site

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY: BASF Polyurethanes GmbH will construct a new production complex for thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) in its Lemforde site, making the biggest single investment at the site to date. Completion of the new production complex and start of production is planned for the end of 2014.

The complex will comprise of five buildings covering a total area of over 4,500 square metre. Alongside the production hall there will be storage areas, tanks and an office block. TPUs are manufactured under the brand name Elastollan. The total investment will run into tens of millions of Euros. In the medium term about 20 new jobs will be created.

“This investment is part of a global BASF growth strategy and will sustainably strengthen our position as market leader in the specialty plastic TPU,” said Dr Uwe Hartwig, Senior VP, BASF Polyurethanes Europe and MD, BASF Polyurethanes GmbH.

“BASF Polyurethanes ranks among the 20 companies with the highest net sales in Lower Saxony. With this investment a distinctive building complex will be created on our site which will be a visible sign for our long-term expansion strategy and the consolidating of the site. A positive signal for the region, our customers and, above all, for our employees,” informed Dr Rene Lochtman, Spokesperson, Management Board, BASF.

The production complex will follow other on-going expansion projects at the BASF site which include the development of a further stretch of land on which the construction of a pilot plant building with a test plant for the development of novel rigid foam polyurethane applications has just been completed. The extending of the research building will continue until at least the latter part of the autumn.

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