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BASF Invests $38M in New Shanghai Facility

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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Chemicals company BASF announced Tuesday (March 12) that it is expanding its scope in the Asia Pacific region with a 34 million-euro ($38.4 million) investment into a new 5,000-square-foot facility that will house a new automotive application center and a process catalysis research and development center.

The Innovation Campus Shanghai aims to enhance the region’s innovation capabilities, according to the company.

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Chemicals company BASF announced Tuesday (March 12) that it is expanding its scope in the Asia Pacific region with a 34 million-euro ($38.4 million) investment into a new 5,000-square-foot facility that will house a new automotive application center and a process catalysis research and development center.

“China’s most important growth industries can benefit enormously from innovations in chemistry,” said Stephan Kothrade, President Functions Asia Pacific, President and Chairman Greater China, BASF.

The application center is reportedly equipped with a spray booth for electrostatic applications, a physical testing lab and a 3D robot.

In the research and development center, specialized testing units are equipped for evaluating solid catalyst performance, and state-of-the-art facilities for solids processing. Solid processes such as solid formation, separation, formulation, thin film coating, drying and solid handling will be designed and optimized at the facility, according to the company.

“At the Innovation Campus Shanghai, we are continuously enhancing our R&D capabilities in advanced materials, chemical process engineering and catalysts by integrating new technologies and building our teams,” said Harald Lauke, President, Advanced Materials & Systems Research and Research Representative Asia Pacific, BASF.

“We have invested nearly 180 million euros here since 2012. More importantly, our R&D experts work closely with our business teams and customers, so as to shorten the time-to-market of innovative products.”

   

Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; BASF; Business matters; Business operations; Good Technical Practice; Research and development

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