BASF to Open Construction Chemicals Plant in Myanmar

December 15, 2016

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BASF to Open Construction Chemicals Plant in Myanmar
Concrete additives produced by BASF. Image courtesy of BASF

German chemical company BASF announced plans Thursday to build its first manufacturing plant in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, to produce tailor-made construction chemical solutions from the firm’s Master Builders Solutions portfolio for the domestic building market.

The new plant, which is subject to Myanmar regulatory approvals, will be located in Yangon, the country’s commercial capital. BASF said it expects the project to commence in 2017.

“As Myanmar’s construction industry grows more sophisticated in its scope, which includes high-rise buildings, roadways, and bridges, the requirement for high-quality technical and construction chemical solutions will increase,” a statement by Christian Mombaur, head of the BASF Construction Chemicals division’s regional unit in Asia, said. “BASF has a successful track record in supporting major building and infrastructure projects in Myanmar such as Thilawa Special Economic Zone, Yeywa hydropower dam, Myingyan steel mill, and others. We can draw on our decades of experience in the region and around the world to support Myanmar’s development in this important sector.”

A BASF office in Yangon opened in 2015 and the company has offered solutions to the country through distributors for a decade, including concrete admixtures, construction systems, and mining chemicals.

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