BASF breaks ground on new resin and coating facility in Shanghai
Mary Page Bailey
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) broke ground on a new resin and electrocoat (e-coat) plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai. With its operation scheduled to commence in the second half of 2015, the plant will help to address the increasing demand for high quality coatings solutions in various growing industries, notably the automotive industry, in Asia Pacific. This new resin and e-coat plant will be located adjacent to another new BASF automotive coatings plant which will start operation in the second quarter of 2014. The close proximity of these two plants will allow for more synergies and efficiency.