BASF opened its new EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) Application center for Plastic Additives in Kaisten, Switzerland at the existing BASF production site.
It includes a state of the art compounding extruder, stretch film, and tape lines as well as an injection molding unit capable of simulating the polymer production and processing technology. The center will increase the quality of plastics produced by combining intelligent process automation and expertise.
It will be serving as the regional technical support base for customers for applications such as polymer production, master batch and leading players in the converting industry.
The new application center will also act as the global competency center for the automotive as well as the film and tape industry. The center will be equipped with the state of the art facility with specialized equipment.
Evaluation of processing stabilization, light stabilization, long-term stabilization or effect performance of additives can be expertly carried out at the new center. BASF would be better positioned combining the new innovative technical facility and the global experience of the dedicated teams in offering the support to the business success of its customers.
Alberto Giovanzana, Head of Plastic Additives Europe, Africa and Middle East, BASF, said, “The housing of existing innovation units and intelligent laboratories on one dedicated site will lead to both shorter development cycles and help our customers by reducing complexity. Supported by the latest digital technologies, we will continue to strengthen our development capabilities to not only to meet with customer needs but also to drive innovation that addresses the future market needs.”
BASF site is now the European competence center for Plastic Additives in addition to the regional technical centers in Pontecchio Marconi, Italy, and Ludwigshafen, Germany.