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BASF to expand mobile emissions catalyst capacity in India

July 06/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- BASF is expanding its mobile emissions catalysts at Chennai in India to meet domestic customer demand, said the company. 

BASF Catalysts India Pvt Ltd  will expand its mobile emissions catalysts production plant in Chennai, India. This double-digit million Euro investment will nearly double the companys catalysts production capacity for the heavy-duty on- and off-road segment. The completion of the expansion is planned in the fourth quarter of 2022.

The "double-digit million Euro" investment via BASF Catalysts India will nearly double the companys catalysts production capacity for the heavy-duty on- and off-road segment in India, it said in a statement.

The expansion is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2022, the company said.

BASFs Chennai catalysts site produces automotive emissions catalyst solutions for passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, off-road vehicles and motorcycles. "This investment will further boost BASFs capabilities to support increasingly stringent requirements with the implementation of stricter emission regulations," it added.

As per MRC, BASF and the Fabbri group of companies developed biodegradable films for food packaging.
Based on ecovio, a certified biodegradable material from BASF, the Fabbri Group produces Nature Fresh, a highly transparent stretch film. This product is the first certified biodegradable film for foodstuffs, combining optimal breathability, long shelf life, high transparency and excellent mechanical properties for automatic packaging.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 744,130 tonnes in the first four month of 2021, up by 4% year on year. Shipments of all PE grades increased. At the same time, PP deliveries to the Russian market were 523,900 tonnes in January-April 2021, up by 55% year on year. Supply of homopolymer PP and PP block copolymers increased, whereas shipments of PP random copolymers decreased.

BASF is the largest diversified chemical company in the world and a leading global supplier of high quality polyamide and polyamide intermediates for films and monofilaments.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:petroleum products, crude oil, PP, PE, neftegaz, petrochemistry, BASF.
Category:General News
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