Taking another stride towards developing India as an international competence center, BASF Coatings (India) Private Limited, which merged with BASF India Limited as of January 14, 2011, has set up a new coatings technical support lab at Mangalore, India. This new facility at Mangalore will support lab activities including product development, analytical testing, certification and new pigment qualification, catering to the coatings customers of BASF outside of India.
The technical support lab will add to the core competencies that BASF Coatings (India) has already set up at the Mangalore site. Over the past years, BASF has put in place various state-of-the-art equipment, which offers both manufacturing and technical services.
The Mangalore site is BASF’s largest manufacturing site in India and in South Asia. Operational since 1996, it is currently engaged in the production of performance chemicals, dispersions and paper chemicals, automotive coatings, coil coatings and construction chemicals. The site is equipped with modern facilities including a waste water treatment plant and an Incinerator. The Mangalore site is certified with ISO 9001- Quality management system & ISO 14001- Environmental management system by an International certifying authority.