BASF to Expand Isoindoline Yellow Pigments Output by 70%BASF to Expand Isoindoline Yellow Pigments Output by 70%
July 31, 2018
German chemicals giant BASF announced plans Tuesday to boost its output of isoindoline yellow pigments by 70% over the next several years through a multi-million-euro investment.
The company plans to complete the capacity expansion by 2020. Isoindoline yellow pigments are weather resistant, temperature stabile pigments used in industrial coatings. An uptick in demand for the pigments fueled BASF’s decision to invest in the project.
“Following our recently announced expansion [of] production capacities for Paliocrom effect pigments, this investment of around €10 million [about $11.6 million] underscores our ambitions for growth as one of the leading manufacturers of high-performance pigments,” Dr. Alexander Haunschild, managing director and senior vice president of BASF’s global pigment brand, said in a statement.
Sold under the Colors & Effects brand, the isoindoline pigments are used in the automotive industry and to color plastics.
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