BASF will provide KHUA with Neopentyl Glycol, an intermediate for producing resins for high-end powder coatings.
The usage of renewable energy will allow BASF to advance in its net zero strategy and provide customers with minimised carbon footprint coatings.
BASF invested a total of €280 million in the Innovation Campus Shanghai, which now includes two new R&D buildings serving the Asia-Pacific region.
The centre dedicated to researching and replicating the coating process of any vehicle manufacturer will serve more than 100 automotive factories.
After the new organisational setup, Patrick Zheng Yu Zhao and Frank Naber will respectively lead the Automotive OEM Coatings Solutions and the Global Surface Treatment business units.
BASF has received its 16th award from General Motors, celebrating global suppliers that distinguish themselves by exceeding requirements.
BASF reports that chromatic colours are gaining market share, although white and black are still the preferred coatings colours for the automotive sector.
BASF will increase the production capacity to approximately 600,000 metric tons per year.
The drag-reducing riblet film developed by Lufthansa Technik and BASF helps airlines save fuel and reduce emissions.
BASF launched the automotive coatings using renewable raw materials according to a certified biomass balance approach.
The new site will allow BASF to increase the production capacity of its high-performance surface treatment solutions in China.
It is the first regional centre for applied surface treatment technology solutions of BASF in the Asia-Pacific region.
A Boeing 777-300ER operated by SWISS is the first passenger flight to take off with the AeroSHARK surface technology jointly developed by Lufthansa Technik and BASF.
BASF will build a new world-scale Neopentyl Glycol (NPG) plant at Zhanjiang Verbund site in China. NPG is an intermediate mainly used in the production of powder coating resins.
The neopentyl glycol and propionic acid of BASF will also allow customers to reduce Scope 3 emissions.