KOREA (SOUTH): BASF starts producing Ultrason in Yeosu;first plant of its kind outside Germany

The plant, which is the first of its kind to be built outside Germany, increases BASF's global capacity for Ultrason polyarylsulfone to 18,000 t/y.

"The production of our high performance plastic specialty Ultrason in Korea supports our goal to locally produce approximately 75 % of all BASF products we sell in Asia Pacific by 2020,” noted Raimar Jahn, president of performance materials for BASF.

Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 27 Jan 2014

(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)