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Budenheim increases production capacity of halogen-free flame retardants in China

Friday, 9 September 2016

German based leading specialty chemical company Budenheim is expanding the production capacity of long-chain ammonium polyphosphate in China with a multimillion Euro investment.

Production site of Budenheim in Shanghai, China. Source: Budenheim

Production site of Budenheim in Shanghai, China. Source: Budenheim

As premium supplier for intumescent fire protection coatings, Budenheim supplies the key component ammonium polyphosphate and formulations under the brand names "FR Cros” and "Budit”, which bring value to the growing trend of halogen-free flame retardants with a diverse specialty portfolio for protective coatings as well as for polymer processing.

Strong growth in Asia

Budenheim Fine Chemicals (Shanghai) will host the majority of the worldwide production of ammonium polyphosphate of Budenheim, including the newest product "FR Cros 584”, with an outstanding shelf-life in water-based coatings, and will set the foundation for the production of coated grades which are used in outdoor coatings for challenging weather conditions. The strong growth in Asia leads a clear capacity shift to Budenheim's production site in China.

"In line with our strategy based on increased customer proximity and improved speed to market, this investment is a clear commitment to the Asia-Pacific region and specifically to the growing Chinese market" stresses Jorge Flores, responsible for the Business Unit Material Ingredients.

First line implemented in 2009

In 2009, Budenheim Fine Chemicals (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. successfully implemented its first production line. The specialties produced in the new expansion will comply with rigorous environmental, toxicological and quality requirements met by all sites within Budenheim.

Halogen-free flame retardants from Budenheim serve intumescent coatings and plastics to protect buildings, airplanes, trains and cars from fire while complying with strictest international standards. The non-toxic and non-corrosive solutions can prevent fire from starting, flames from spreading and the release of large amounts of toxic smoke. This technology is designed to protect property and gain valuable time for emergency personnel to rescue others.

Increasing safety standards and awareness of eco-friendly solutions drive the growth of fire protection. Budenheim is committed to contributing to a safe and sustainable future.

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