BASF to ramp up polymer dispersions production capacity at Daya Bay, China

BASF to ramp up polymer dispersions production capacity at Daya Bay, China

Increased capacity supports advanced innovations with acrylics and styrene butadiene-containing dispersions

  • By ICN Bureau | March 16, 2023

BASF has announced plans to expand its polymer dispersions production capacity by adding a second production line at its site in the Daya Bay Petrochemical Industrial Park in Guangdong, China. The new line is scheduled to start operations at the beginning of 2024.

As a leading global dispersions manufacturer, BASF continues to invest in fast-growing Asian markets.

The Daya Bay site is strategically located near key customers in South China and produces a wide range of products, including acrylics and styrene butadiene-containing dispersions, for industries such as construction, architectural coatings, paper, and adhesives, as well as new market segments like lithium-ion batteries.

"This expansion marks another key milestone in the development of our polymer dispersions business in Greater China," said Jeff Liu, Director of Dispersions Greater China at BASF. " Innovative Polymer Dispersions are vital for our customers to succeed in their markets. The additional capacity will enable agility and sustainable growth for our customers, especially in the South China market"

Bir Darbar Mehta, Senior Vice President, Dispersions Asia Pacific at BASF, added "Together with our global and regional R&D centers, we are keen to offer our customers innovative products with enhanced sustainability features. For example, the Daya Bay site produces next-generation dispersions products such as BASF’s award-winning Acronal® PLUS 7679. It combines our latest Advanced Odor Reduction (AOR) technology that overcomes the smell of the paint on interior walls and defines a new benchmark for interior paints."

The BASF dispersions business unit operates three production plants in China. The dispersions site in Daya Bay, Guangdong started operations in 2012.

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