BASF doubles polymer dispersion capacity in Dahej, India

Latest: BASF said it has completed the installation and start-up of a state-of-the-art acrylic dispersion production line in Dahej, India, serving the coatings, construction, adhesives and paper industries in the South Asian market. BASF started producing polymer dispersions in Dahej, India, in October 2014, and the new line will almost double its production capacity. BASF is one of the leading producers and suppliers of acrylic and butadiene-containing dispersions in the Asia Pacific region.

Milind, Head of Dispersions South Asia, BASF
Joshi said: “As a global supplier of polymer dispersions, we are committed to ensuring the supply of high-quality products to support our customers’ expansion plans. The South Asian market is one of the fastest growing sub-regions within the Asia Pacific region. Our customers are looking for A global partner like BASF who brings innovation and expertise with their broad footprint helps them differentiate themselves in the market.”

New line complements existing setup to produce Styronal® PLUS 7918, Styronal® ES series, Basonal® FCB, Acronal®
New dispersion technology under the EDGE, Acronal® PLUS and next-generation Acronal® ECO product families.

Bir Darbar, Senior Vice President, Dispersions, Asia Pacific, BASF
Mehta said, “In architectural polymers and architectural coatings, our innovations continue to provide additional functionality, including sustainable features, as well as increased durability, driving the premiumization of the industry. For example, we are used in exterior wall coatings. The DURA-COLOR adhesive enables the formulation of exterior coatings with excellent stain resistance and color retention. In the case of paper coatings, we continue to drive solutions that improve cost of use. Styronal®
PLUS 7918 is our high-strength product that drastically reduces adhesive usage. ”

Narayan, General Manager, BASF India Ltd and Head of BASF Group India
“Dispersions are an important business for us in India and this project reflects our commitment to the Indian market and customers in the country,” Krishnamohan said.

The plant in Dahej, Gujarat, is an integrated center for polyurethane manufacturing, with production facilities for polymer dispersions and care chemicals. BASF also manufactures dispersions in Mangalore, South India, a production site.