BASF Ups Indian Polymer Dispersions Output
BASF India has announced plans to double capacity for polymer dispersions by adding a new production line at its site in Dahej, Gujarat. The company said the project will provide a reliable supply to customers in the fast-growing Indian and South Asian markets. The additional output will be online by early 2021.
“We see a growing need for our latest generation of innovations, including low-VOC and low-odor dispersions for industries such as architectural coatings, construction, paper and adhesives,” said Jeff Knight, senior vice president, dispersions and resins Asia Pacific, BASF, adding that “this capacity increase aims to address customers’ needs and support their development in the region.”
BASF began production of polymer dispersions in Dahej in October 2014 and currently operates one line there. The site is an integrated hub for manufacturing polyurethanes and houses production facilities for polymer dispersions as well as care chemicals. BASF also produces dispersions in Mangalore, in southern India.
The German group added that it will also double production capacity for acrylics dispersions in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia, to support rising demand in ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand. The new line will be operational in Q2 2020.