BASF Adds Capacity at Compounding Plant in Mexico

May 21, 2019

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BASF Adds Capacity at Compounding Plant in Mexico
The BASF plant in Altamira, Mexico. Image courtesy of BASF

German chemicals and materials firm BASF recently completed an expansion project at its Altamira, Mexico compounding plant that added 15,000 tn/yr of capacity for engineering plastics, the firm announced in a recent release. 

The increased output will support BASF’s local production of Ultradur (PBT, polybutylene terephthalate) and Ultramid (PA, polyamide) brand products as global demand for engineering plastics rises. 

“This new capacity increases the flexibility in our global production network and allows us to meet the requirements of our global customers who have a local footprint in Mexico,” Gulay Serhatkulu, head of BASF Performance Materials in North America, said in a statement. 

Ultradur and Ultramid engineering plastics are used in components for a number of industries, including automotive, electrical, construction, furniture, and electronics applications. 

Following the expansion of the Altamira site, BASF’s global compounding capacity will exceed 750,000 tn/yr. 

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