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BASF opens production facility for concrete admixtures in Kazan, Russia

September 24/2013

MOSCOW (MRC) -- BASF, the German chemicals giant, has opened a new production plant for concrete admixtures in Kazan, Russia, reported the company on its site.

Together with the facility inaugurated in Podolsk near Moscow in 2012, BASF now supplies the Russian construction sector with a broad range of concrete admixtures from two production sites. This enables BASF to even better meet the specific requirements of its customers in the growing Russian market.

"Russia is an extremely attractive market for our business. We anticipate above average growth in the Russian construction industry in the coming years. Our investment in an additional production plant enables us to support our customers in Russia even more flexibly and efficiently," said Dr. Tilman Krauch, head of BASFs Construction Chemicals division.

At its Kazan site, BASF manufactures 20 varieties of concrete admixtures, including latest generation products based on polycarboxylate ether (PCE) technology. Production focuses on innovative admixtures for accelerated concrete curing and prolonged workability even at low temperatures.

Specifically geared toward supporting the Russian construction sector, these admixtures can for example help to extend construction phases even during longer cold spells. When formulating admixtures, the BASF experts factor in the properties of the regional cement and other regional concrete raw materials, thereby providing their clients with tailored solutions.

Kazan is the economic center of a region with an excellent infrastructure. Also, Kazans central location facilitates a quicker and more flexible response to requests from Russias east.

As MRC wrote previously, SIBUR, a leading Russian gas processing and petrochemicals company, and  BASF have recently signed a long-term cooperation memorandum to supply additives used for polymer production and processing at SIBURs production facilities. The deal provides for supplies of additives used to produce polypropylene, polyethylene, synthetic rubbers, thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), and ABS plastics at SIBUR's production facilities, with BASF ensuring also technical support.

BASF is the largest diversified chemical company in the world and is headquartered in Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF produces a wide range of chemicals, for example solvents, amines, resins, glues, electronic-grade chemicals, industrial gases, basic petrochemicals and inorganic chemicals. BASF had sales of EUR72.1 billion in 2012. The construction industry is one of BASF"s key customer industries, accounting for up to 10% of total Group sales. Sales to the construction industry in 2012 were EUR5.2 billion.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, ABS, elastotermoplast, adhesives, construction, BASF, Sibur-Neftekhim, Russia.
Category:General News
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