29 March 2012 12:39 [Source: ICIS news]
GUANGZHOU (ICIS)--BASF has launched a new business network in the Asia-Pacific region for safety-tested users of one its plasticisers incorporated in soft polyvinyl chloride (PVC) production, the Germany-based company announced on Thursday.
The platform, Hexamoll DINCH Trusted Partners, will include Asia-Pacific compounders, producers, buyers and brand owners that use BASF’s alternative plasticiser Hexamoll DINCH in soft PVC applications. In order to become a partner, users need to complete a qualification process, which includes product safety testing and factory evaluation, the company said in a press release.
“In this programme, we aim to engage industry chain leaders to guarantee the highest possible standards of product safety along the soft PVC value chain,” said Torsten Penkuhn, senior vice president of BASF’s petrochemicals business in the Asia-Pacific region.
BASF aims to recruit around 40 companies for the network by the end of 2012.
Plasticisers are used to make brittle and hard PVC soft and supple. Hexamoll DINCH is a non-phthalate plasticiser for sensitive applications, including toys, medical devices and food packaging.
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