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BASF Moves Offshore Subsea Insulation PUR Systems to Houston, Texas

Published on 2011-03-07. Author : SpecialChem

WYANDOTTE, MI -- BASF announced it is moving the manufacturing of its Offshore Subsea Insulation PUR Systems to Houston, Texas. In this International Year of Chemistry, BASF is proud to be a leading supplier to the subsea industry where our products are problem solvers for many of the world's future challenges.

The move brings BASF closer to its Gulf Coast subsea insulation customers, reduces delivery times and improves upon already best-in-class technical service and customer responsiveness. "Making a capital investment in the Gulf Coast customer base is a critical step toward implementing our strategy of sustainable customer success", stated Jim Lausch, Manufacturing Director for BASF Polyurethane Solutions.

BASF Polyurethane Systems and its innovative products, Elastoshore®, Elastopor® and Elasturan®, are used in a variety of mercury free solutions supplied to the offshore industry, including subsea thermal insulation, structural elastomers, pipe pigs and rigid foam.

About BASF Polyurethanes

BASF is the leading supplier of Polyurethane Solutions for systems, specialties and PU basic products. With its global network of 38 polyurethane system houses and its comprehensive product and service portfolio, BASF is the preferred partner of its customers in many industries.

With its world-scale plants, BASF secures its leading market position in the production of polyurethane basic products in all regions of the world. Polyurethanes make life more comfortable, safer and more pleasant while helping to save energy sustainably. They contribute towards improved insulation of buildings and more attractive, lightweight design of cars. Producers of shoe soles, mattresses and household goods as well as sports equipment use the unique advantages of polyurethanes provided with the knowledge and expertise of the polyurethane experts of BASF world-wide.

BASF - The Chemical Company

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 16,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $13 billion in 2009.

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, fine chemicals and oil and gas. As a reliable partner BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of more than €50 billion in 2009 and had approximately 105,000 employees as of the end of the year.

Source: BASF

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