BASF: New PU Systems Site in Russia
BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany, opens a second polyurethane systems site in Russia. In spring 2012, the applications technology center near St. Petersburg will start operations which will provide polyurethane customers with comprehensive local sales and technology services. Like the System House in Nishnekamsk, which went into operation in 2000, this site will also be a part of the joint venture with the Russian company OAO Nishnekamskneftechim (NKNC). This means that BASF can draw on local polyol production in Russia, and be a reliable partner for its customers and a sustainable supplier of PU products. With 38 System Houses worldwide, as well as production sites for the main precursor PU products, the PU system market leader BASF can reliably supply its global customers from local production sites.
The applications technology center near St. Petersburg will provide comprehensive technical services and sales know-how for modern polyurethane systems to quickly and competently serve customers from a wide range of businesses. The focus is on the automotive and construction industries as well as on CASE (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Elastomers). The building will house a modern technology center and office space alongside storage areas and test laboratory.
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