BASF Boosts Capacity for Highly Chromatic Yellow Pigments
With its isoindoline plant expansion, BASF invests in its Colors & Effects portfolio.
BASF will extend its production capacities for isoindoline yellow pigments by approximately 70 percent by 2020, as the demand for high-performance pigments grows. Bright yellow tones that offer a high degree of weather resistance and temperature stability are sought after, particularly in demanding applications involving industrial coatings.
“Following our recently announced expansion to production capacities for Paliocrom effect pigments, this investment of around €10 million underscores our ambitions for growth as one of the leading manufacturers of high-performance pigments,” said Dr. Alexander Haunschild, managing director and SVP for BASF’s global pigments brand.
Customers use isoindoline pigments, marketed under the Colors & Effects brand, to meet their steadily growing need for coatings for the automotive sector and to color plastics.