The new production facility has started operations at BASF's Ludwigshafen site. Image source: BASF.
12. Jun 2019 | Raw materials
BASF doubles production capacity for adhesive raw material
BASF has doubled its manufacturing capacity for UV acrylic hotmelts by building a second production facility at the Ludwigshafen site in Germany.
By taking this step, the company wants to strengthen its position as a leading solution provider for sophisticated applications in the adhesives sector. BASF invested several tens of millions of EUR to build the new facility; the additional capacity it offers is now available.
"High-quality and sustainable application solutions"
"In the premium adhesives sector, the global trend is moving towards high-quality and sustainable application solutions. The UV-curable 100% acrylic hotmelt acResin meets these high requirements and, as a partner of the adhesives industry, we aim for continued growth in this specialty business,” explains Dr. Jürgen Pfister, Vice President Business Management Adhesives & Fiber Bonding EMEA at BASF.
The raw material is used to manufacture specialty products in the pressure sensitive adhesives sector. These include labels for the food industry and various special adhesive tapes for the automotive and construction sector.
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