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BASF to double capacity of UV filter products with new production unit in Taiwan

By Mary Page Bailey |

BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany), a global market leader in personal care ingredients including UV filters, is investing to double its global Uvinul A Plus production capacity, with the introduction of a new line at its Kaohsiung site in Taiwan. The additional capacity is expected to come on stream by mid-2022. BASF currently produces Uvinul A Plus at its site in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

“We expect the demand for high-performance and safe UV filters to continue to grow worldwide, due to consumer awareness about the importance of UV protection for skin health. BASF as a global market leader in personal care ingredients is dedicated to accompany this growth,” said Ralph Schweens, President Care Chemicals, BASF.

“Our investment in the production of Uvinul A Plus in Kaohsiung reflects the demand for advanced UV filters from our customers and underlines BASF’s commitment to the region,” said Dr. Rajan Venkatesh, Senior Vice President, Care Chemicals, BASF Asia Pacific. “This expansion coupled with our existing asset for Uvinul® A Plus in Ludwigshafen will increase supply security for our customers.”

“As the company which first commercialized the UV filters product class globally, BASF has deep expertise in production as well as offering complete solutions that include sunscreen formulations, which enhance every-day skin care regimes,” said Srikanth Vaduvur, Vice President, Personal Care Solutions, Care Chemicals, BASF Asia Pacific. “Our site in Kaohsiung which maintains high competency in manufacturing standards currently produces Tinosorb S and the Uvinul A Plus investment will further augment the production of our UV filters portfolio in the region.”

 Uvinul A Plus is one of the few photostable UVA filters available in the market today that reliably filters the sun’s dangerous UVA rays and provides outstanding protection from free radicals and skin damage. The oil-soluble granule offers excellent formulation flexibility, is free of preservatives and highly efficient at low concentration. Uvinul A Plus is ideal for long-lasting sun care and skin care products with anti-aging efficacy.

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