BASF inaugurated its new dispersions plant in Daya Bay Petrochemical Industrial Park in Huizhou, China. The new plant will produce styrene butadiene (XSB) dispersions and styrene acrylic (SA) dispersions. XSB dispersions are mainly used as coating binders for paper, while SA dispersions are used in paint and coatings, printing and packaging, construction materials and adhesives.
The new plant in Huizhou, together with BASF’s existing eight dispersions plants located in China, Indonesia, India, Japan and Australia will expand BASF’s regional manufacturing footprint and dispersions capacity. It will meet the growing demands of key customers who serve Asia’s fast growing consumer markets, according to the company.
“This new dispersions plant strengthens our commitment to the fast growing paint and coatings market in China, and the increased capacity helps to expand the local production network," said Gops Pillay, senior vice president, dispersions and pigments, Asia Pacific, BASF. "BASF will continue to strengthen the research and development footprint in China that equips us with more resources to develop innovative products to tap into additional market opportunities.”
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