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Increase of BASF production capacities for aliphatic polyisocyanates

Verbund site Ludwigshafen

Ludwigshafen, Germany, April 25, 2018

BASF has expanded its capacities for the production of Basonat® hardeners at the Ludwigshafen site. The high-quality polyisocyanates are used for the formulation of automotive and industrial coatings, furniture and flooring coatings as well as adhesives.

"With this investment, we further reinforce our position as a manufacturer of polyisocyanates used for crosslinking two-component PU coatings," says Ulf Neidlein, Vice President responsible for the resins and additives business in Europe. "This is our way of responding to the increasing demand of our customers for specialties in the field of aliphatic polyisocyanates and strengthening our delivery reliability." In addition, BASF offers a broad portfolio of binders, light stabilizers and formulation additives for 2K PU coatings that combine perfectly with Basonat hardeners.


About BASF

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The more than 115,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of €64.5 billion in 2017. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London
(BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at www.basf.com.


About BASF‘s Dispersions & Pigments division

The Dispersions & Pigments division of BASF develops, produces and markets a range of high-quality pigments, resins, additives and polymer dispersions worldwide. These raw materials are used in formulations for coatings and paints, printing and packaging products, construction chemicals, adhesives, fiber bondings, plastics, and paper as well as for electronic applications such as displays. With its comprehensive product portfolio and its extensive knowledge of the industry, the Dispersions & Pigments division offers its customers innovative and sustainable solutions and helps them
advance their formulations. For further information about the Dispersions & Pigments division, please visit www.dispersions-pigments.basf.com.

Published: 04/25/18
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