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BASF Announces Another Addition to Shanghai Site

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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Chemical company BASF has announced that it is breaking ground on the third phase of its Innovation Campus Shanghai. The company is now establishing an “academic sounding board” as part of the Network for Asian Open Research.

According to the company, this expansion includes an additional research and development buildings and one workshop building.

Construction is expected to be complete by the end of 2022 and would make the total investment of the Shanghai campus around 280 million euros.

BASF

Chemical company BASF has announced that it is breaking ground on the third phase of its Innovation Campus Shanghai. The company is now establishing an “academic sounding board” as part of the Network for Asian Open Research.

“Innovations have made BASF the leading chemical company and they are the key driver for our profitable organic growth. We are increasing our R&D presence in Asia, intensifying our open innovation activities and strengthening our capabilities to meet the needs of our customers in Asia and across the globe,” said Jeffrey Lou, President, Advanced Materials and Systems Research, BASF.

Launched in 2014, NAO is a joint platform of BASF and 12 prestigious universities and institutes in Asia Pacific. To date, more than 70 joint projects have been completed, covering a wide range of research areas including monomers, polymers, surfaces and interfaces, coatings, catalysis, battery materials, chemical and process engineering, insecticides, as well as digitalization and smart manufacturing in R&D.

Previous Shanghai Work

In spring 2019, BASF announced that it would be 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 would house a new automotive application center and a process catalysis research and development center.

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.

   

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

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