Pubblicato in: Cina, Economia e Produzione Industriale, Materie Prime

Basf. Apre a Zhanjiang, nel sud della Cina, un gigantesco complesso chimico.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2022-09-12.

Cina. Zhanjiang 001

«Instead of Europe it opens in China»

«Invece che in Europa si apre in Cina.»

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«BASF is an acronym for Badische Anilin- und SodaFabrik. It was founded by Friedrich Engelhorn on 6 April 1865 in Mannheim.

BASF SE is a German multinational chemical company and the largest chemical producer in the world. Its headquarters is located in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

The BASF Group comprises subsidiaries and joint ventures in more than 80 countries and operates six integrated production sites and 390 other production sites in Europe, Asia, Australia, the Americas and Africa. BASF has customers in over 190 countries and supplies products to a wide variety of industries.

The company announced the start of a US$10 billion investment project at Zhanjiang, China, in November 2019. This ″Verbund″ site is intended for the production of engineering plastics and TPU. The site would be the third-largest BASF site worldwide, following Ludwigshafen, Germany, and Antwerp, Belgium.» [Fonte]

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Il gruppo chimico tedesco BASF ha dichiarato martedì di aver avviato la produzione in un gigantesco complesso a Zhanjiang, nel sud della Cina. Il primo impianto del sito produrrà 60,000 tonnellate di composti plastici tecnici all’anno per l’industria automobilistica ed elettronica, ha dichiarato l’azienda in un comunicato. L’azienda prevede di investire fino a 10 miliardi di euro (9.95 miliardi di dollari) nel sito, che sarà il terzo più grande a livello globale una volta completato nel 2030.

La nuova capacità di produzione di vernici per autoveicoli garantirà un’ulteriore affidabilità di fornitura per soddisfare la crescente domanda del mercato automobilistico cinese. Dimostra il nostro impegno a potenziare la produzione locale e a rispondere più rapidamente alle crescenti esigenze dei clienti cinesi. Inoltre, rafforza la posizione di BASF come fornitore leader e affidabile per i clienti in Cina. La domanda di rivestimenti per carrozzeria in Cina sta crescendo ad un ritmo sostenuto. È diventato indispensabile disporre di impianti di produzione avanzati nella regione per sostenere questo sviluppo.

L’impianto di produzione BCG offre un portafoglio completo di vernici per autoveicoli e soluzioni per i veicoli commerciali e l’aftermarket automobilistico. Queste comprendono stucchi, primer surfacer, basi, tinture, trasparenti, finiture, indurenti, diluenti, acceleratori a rapida essiccazione e miscelatori, ecc.

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«German chemicals group BASF said on Tuesday it has started production at a giant complex in southern China’s Zhanjiang. The first plant at the site will produce 60,000 tonnes of engineering plastic compounds a year for the automotive and electronics industries, the company said in a statement. The company expects to invest up to 10 billion euros ($9.95 billion) in the site, which will be its third-largest globally when complete in 2030.»

«The new product capacity for automotive refinish coatings will bring additional supply reliability to fulfill the growing demand in China’s automotive market. It demonstrates our commitment to enhance local production and respond faster to the growing needs of Chinese customers. It also reinforces BASF’s position as one of the leading and reliable suppliers to customers in China. The demand for automotive refinish coatings in China is growing at a healthy rate. It has become imperative to have advanced production facilities in the region to support this development»

«The BCG manufacturing facility offers a comprehensive portfolio of automotive paints and solutions for commercial vehicles and automotive aftermarket. These include fillers, primer surfacer, basecoats, tinters, clearcoats, topcoats, hardeners, thinners, fast-drying accelerators and blenders etc»

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Germany’s BASF starts production at southern China mega complex

Beijing, Sept 6 (Reuters) – German chemicals group BASF said on Tuesday it has started production at a giant complex in southern China’s Zhanjiang.

The first plant at the site will produce 60,000 tonnes of engineering plastic compounds a year for the automotive and electronics industries, the company said in a statement.

It will be supplied entirely by renewable electricity, it added.

The company expects to invest up to 10 billion euros ($9.95 billion) in the site, which will be its third-largest globally when complete in 2030.

Next year, it plans to start operating a plant for the production of thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) at the same complex.

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BASF expands coatings site in South China

BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany) announced that BASF Coatings (Guangdong) Co., Ltd. (BCG) has expanded the production capacity of automotive refinish coatings at its coatings site in Jiangmen, Guangdong Province in South China. With the completion of the expansion in July 2022, BASF’s production capacity of automotive refinish coatings will be increased to 30,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr). This is in line with the company’s pledge to maintain customer proximity, as well as to strengthen BASF’s position as a leading and innovative coatings supplier to the automotive industry in China and the rest of Asia.

“The new product capacity for automotive refinish coatings will bring additional supply reliability to fulfill the growing demand in China’s automotive market. It demonstrates our commitment to enhance local production and respond faster to the growing needs of Chinese customers. It also reinforces BASF’s position as one of the leading and reliable suppliers to customers in China,” said Jeffrey Lou, President, BASF Greater China.

“The demand for automotive refinish coatings in China is growing at a healthy rate. It has become imperative to have advanced production facilities in the region to support this development. I am very confident that our investments in the expanded capacity will better support the growth of our customers in the automotive industry. Customers will benefit from our innovation strength and supply reliability they have come to know and trust,” said Patrick Zhao, Senior Vice President, BASF Coatings Solutions Asia Pacific.

BCG’s environmental credentials and contributions are well recognized by the Ecology and Environment Bureau of Jiangmen for several times since 2018. The company received the accolade of “Green Brand” for its outstanding contribution to sustainable development in the region.

The BCG manufacturing facility offers a comprehensive portfolio of automotive paints and solutions for commercial vehicles and automotive aftermarket. These include fillers, primer surfacer, basecoats, tinters, clearcoats, topcoats, hardeners, thinners, fast-drying accelerators and blenders etc.