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BASF Catalysts to expand mobile emissions catalysts production plant in India

July 12/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- BASF Catalysts India will expand its mobile emissions catalysts production plant in Chennai, India, according to Hydrocarbonprocessing.

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.

This expansion positions BASF to further meet OEMs increasing demand for high-performance and cost-effective emissions control solutions in India, said Stephan Hermes, Vice President, Mobile Emissions Catalysts, Asia Pacific. It also demonstrates our strong commitment and contribution to the Indian Governments endeavors for cleaner air in the region.

BASFs Chennai catalysts site produces a full range of 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.

As MRC reported earlier, in June, 2021, Trinseo, a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber, and BASF, the world's petrochemical major, announced the intention to expand their businesses with the production of styrene monomer (SM) based on circular feedstock. Trinseo has procured first supplies of SM based on circular feedstock from BASF for use in its Solution-Styrene Butadiene Rubber (S-SBR) and polystyrene (PS) products. Trinseo supplies S-SBR to major tyre manufacturers while its PS products are used in applications such as food packaging and appliances. The first few customers have already processed the material, said the company.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated consumption of PS and styrene plastics totalled 236,110 tonnes in the first five months of 2021, up by 27% year on year (172,360 tonnes). May estimated consumption was 48,880 tonnes, up by 66% year on year.

BASF is the leading chemical company. It produces a wide range of chemicals, for example solvents, amines, resins, glues, electronic-grade chemicals, industrial gases, basic petrochemicals and inorganic chemicals. The most important customers for this segment are the pharmaceutical, construction, textile and automotive industries.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:Europe, PS, butadien, crude and gaz condensate, styrene, car components, petrochemistry, recikling, packaging, natural rubber, BASF, Trinseo (Styron), India.
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