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BASF to Present a Wide Range of Chemical Intermediates for Applications in Paint Industry at Chemspec India

Published on 2011-04-12. Author : SpecialChem

MUMBAI, India -- BASF will present a wide range of chemical intermediates for applications in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, paint and coatings and other industries at Chemspec India. Themed "We Create Chemistry", BASF's booth will exhibit specialty chemicals, intermediates and system solutions from across the globe.

Commenting about BASF's participation in Chemspec, Mr. Prasad Chandran, Chairman BASF Companies in India and Head South Asia, said, "BASF has a long association with India and a strong customer focus. With the many industries we serve, we will continue to move closer to customers and contribute to their success."

"With an array of over 600 products in our intermediates portfolio, combined with BASF's world class technology and experience, we will continue to develop products and solutions which provide a competitive edge to our customers," said Mr. Vivek Bapat, Business Director, BASF Intermediates in India.

BASF highlights at Chemspec India 2011

Propionic Acid

Propionic Acid is mainly used in food, feed, and grain preservation. It is also widely used in the production of pharmaceuticals, crop protection agents, solvents, and plastics. BASF is a leading supplier of Propionic Acid with production facilities at its integrated sites globally.


BASF's PolyTHF is an important intermediate in the manufacturing of Spandex fibers and Thermoplastic & Cast Polyurethane Elastomers for highly abrasion-resistant and flexible hoses, films and cable sheathings, skateboard wheels and inline skates. BASF produces PolyTHF from a worldwide production network spanning Asia, North America region and Europe.


Under the Baxxodur brand, BASF sells a broad range of curing agents for professional epoxy resin processing. BASF has many years of expertise in this area and produces the world's most comprehensive portfolio of amine-based curing agents. Major applications of Baxxodur products are composites, construction chemicals and adhesives. BASF also offers ready-to-use customized Baxxodur systems for producing epoxy-based composite parts for the rotor blades for the wind energy industry. Each system consists of a carefully designed Baxxodur curing-agent formulation and the appropriate epoxy-resin formulation called Baxxores.

  • With the Baxxodur systems which consist of a resin compound and a curing-agent compound, fiber-reinforced component parts can be produced that feature low weight and exceptionally high mechanical strength as well as chemical and thermal resistance.
  • The curing agents are tailor made to make the manufacturing process up to 30 per cent more efficient compared to conventional processes. The result is a sustainable increase of productivity.


Chiral molecules - ChiPros & specialties

BASF has a broad range of intermediates portfolio to offer for the pharmaceutical industry. This includes chiral and chiral products, building blocks and specialty intermediates. Under the ChiPros brand, BASF provides its customers an extensive range of chiral amines (such as R- and S-phenyl ethylamine), amino alcohols, aromatic and aliphatic alpha-hydroxy acids and epoxides.

About BASF in India

For more than a century, BASF has been partnering India's progress with its vast knowledge in the field of chemistry and high quality products that cater to a wide range of industries. As a dependable partner to stakeholders, BASF offers innovative, hi-tech and safe solutions. BASF in India is currently engaged in the business of manufacturing and marketing of Styropor®, tanning agents, leather chemicals and auxiliaries, crop protection chemicals, textile chemicals, dispersions and specialty chemicals, performance plastics, automotive and coil coatings, construction chemicals, polystyrene and polyurethane systems. BASF is also involved in marketing a wide range of intermediates, catalysts and other chemicals for life sciences, chemical and allied industries in India.

About BASF

BASF is one of the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and agricultural products to 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 about €63.9 billion in 2010 and had approximately 109,000 employees as of the end of the year.

Source: BASF

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