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German chemical company, BASF launched its smart Verbund project in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province, China, and commenced building its first thermoplastic polyurethane facility in country.

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  • •The Verbund project in Zhanjiang, of Guangdong province marks a milestone of the company’s US$10 billion investment project announced earlier in 2018.
  • The Zhanjiang facility will produce engineering plastics and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU).
  • The BASF’s Guangdong project will serve the needs of various growth industries in the southern China market and throughout Asia.
  • At the Verbund BASF plans to introduce a comprehensive smart manufacturing concept based on cutting-edge technologies. The new plant will use automated packaging, high-tech control systems, and automated guided vehicles.
  • The new engineering plastics plant by the 2022, will supply an capacity of 60,000 metric tons per year in China
  • The new manufacturing capacity will enable BASF to meet the growing demand of its customers, particularly in the automotive, electronics and new energy vehicles (NEV) industries.

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