PASIR GUDANG: German chemical company BASF (M) Sdn Bhd is further strengthening its production footprint in Asia Pacific with the opening of its first polymer dispersions production plant in Malaysia.
According to the Dispersions and Pigments, Asia Pacific senior vice president Jeff Knight, this was their third polymer dispersions plant in the Asean region after the two plants in Jakarta and Merak, Indonesia.
“This production plant will help in producing materials from close proximity to raw materials such as the acrylic monomer complex which is being processed at BASF Petronas Chemicals in Gebeng, Kuantan,” he said.
He also said that the local production in Malaysia would help them in coping with the fast-changing market situation in Asia Pacific.
He added that the plant was built with BASF’s advanced production technology, which could accommodate a variety of acrylic products that are being developed in their Asia Technical Center in Shanghai, China.
“These cutting edge products with tailored properties could be made in this versatile production facility, addressing the increased customers’ requirement,” he added.
Meanwhile, BASF (M) Sdn Bhd managing director Daniel Loh said this new highly automated facility would provide flexibility for the new product introduction and increase their production capacities in meeting with the growing demands in Asean.
“We are confident that this production plant will further strengthen our competitive edge and to assist our client better in the future,” he said.