31 May 2001 17:37 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (CNI)--Germany's BASF said Thursday it has inaugurated its 40 000 tonne/year acrylic dispersions plant in Shanghai, China.
The plant, which is located at the BASF Colorants and Chemicals Co (BACC) site, came onstream earlier this year. Its main feedstocks are acrylic acid, acrylic monomer and styrene, all of which come from BASF's global production network. No details of the investment cost were disclosed.
BASF said the new facility will produce a range of Acronal dispersions for the surface coatings, adhesive, construction and non-woven industries as well as Basoplast polymeric sizing agents for the paper industry. Production is aimed at the Chinese market, although exports are planned for other countries in Asia as well.
The company currently produces acrylic dispersions in India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Australia, Philippines and Japan as well as at BACC.
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