BASF's new plant meets China's tighter automotive rules on the environment

The US$165-million jooint venture plant taps the country's growing car market.

Germany-based chemicals producer BASF's new plant has upgraded production processes to help the company better meet China's tighter automotive rules on the environment.

The plant expands BASF’s current automotive coatings factory at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Jinshan District and helps the company tap China’s growing car market.

The plant employs advanced production processes that meet China’s tighter automotive rules on the environment, including energy-saving consumption and shifting from solvent-borne paints to water-borne coatings to reduce toxic organic compounds.

Opened in Shanghai today, the 140 million-euro (US$165 million) factory is a joint venture of Shanghai Huayi Fine Chemical Co, a local company specializing in coatings and resin production, and BASF. 


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