The integrated PU facility will produce Elastollan TPU, Cellasto NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) parts and PU systems, which is supported by new production facilities for important precursors, comprising polyetherols and polyesterols plants as well as a plant for processing crude MDI. The care chemicals facility will produce surfactants largely for home and personal care. These surfactants will also add value to formulation technology applications including agrochemicals, textiles, and emulsion polymerisation, says BASF. The polymer dispersions facility at the site will produce Acronal and Styrofan, key ingredients for architectural coatings, adhesives, and construction, Styronal and Basonal for paper coating and Basoplast for sizing. BASF currently produces dispersions at an existing plant in Mangalore. The site will employ more than 250 people at full capacity. The start of production is planned for 2014.