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BASF starts up amino resins plant in Shanghai, China


* Proximity to customers and improved delivery reliability for the Chinese and Asian coatings markets

* Plant will make an important contribution to BASF’s coatings raw materials business

11/14/05, BASF celebrated the start of the commercial production of its amino resins plant located at BASF Auxiliary Chemicals Company Limited in Pudong, Shanghai, China, today.

The plant reinforces BASF’s commitment to long-term growth in the amino resins markets in China and the Asia Pacific region. “With this production facility we are now much closer to our customers, which allows us to serve our customers with additional flexibility, advanced technology, speed and increased delivery reliability. We are in a better position to ‘help our customers to be more successful’,” said Dr. Reinhard Leppkes, Group Vice President, Performance Chemicals for Coatings, Plastics and Specialties.

Johnny Kwan, Managing Director of BASF Greater China, re-emphasized BASF’s ambitious goals for China: “By 2010, BASF aims to maintain or establish a leading position among the five strongest players in our strategically relevant markets. Furthermore, we target to achieve 70 per cent of sales from locally produced products. The amino resins plant will play an important role in realizing these goals.”

BASF’s amino resins are marketed under the trademark Luwipal®. Applications are in baking finishes, acid-curable paints and physically drying paints. They are mainly used in combination with various binders to produce particularly hard, glossy coatings that are stable to weathering, yellowing and chemicals. Luwipal® 066 is mainly used in coil and can coatings and Luwipal® 072 is mostly for automotive applications.

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