BASF Announces Production Capability Expansion Plans for Monaca and Wyandotte Plants

BASF today announced plans to expand manufacturing capabilities for products marketed under the Joncryl® trade name at plants located in Wyandotte, Michigan, and Monaca, Pennsylvania, to support customer growth in the printing, packaging, and industrial coating markets.

These investments will provide additional capacity, operational flexibility and reliability as BASF continues to invest in the industry’s most cost-effective, state-of-the-art emulsion polymer and resin manufacturing facilities.

In November, 2012, BASF announced a major investment in emulsion polymer manufacturing capacity in Freeport, Texas and held an official groundbreaking ceremony on February 8, 2013. The plant is expected to be operational by the summer of 2014. BASF has also made the decision to close its Seaford, Delaware, manufacturing site, which has produced emulsion polymers since 1986. The Seaford site will close by the end of 2013 and production will be transitioned to BASF’s Wyandotte and Monaca sites.

“The decision to make these investments, while optimizing our manufacturing footprint to our largest and most modern facilities, demonstrates our continued commitment to our customers and growth in the North America region,” said Derek Fairclough, Senior Vice President, Dispersions and Pigments for BASF in North America.

About The Dispersions & Pigments Division

The Dispersions & Pigments Division in North America offers a comprehensive portfolio of resins, binders, latex, pigments and effect pigments, colorants, and systems to meet specific application needs for the coatings, construction, and printing and packaging markets. Our innovative products also help manufacturers in the adhesives, nonwovens and fiber bonding industries meet functional and performance demands. The addition of key product areas such as formulation additives, rheology modifiers, light stabilizers, photoinitiators, and antioxidants significantly enhances the existing BASF product portfolio for these markets. For more information about BASF’s Dispersions & Pigments Division, visit www.basf.us/dpsolutions

Source: http://www.basf.com

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