BASF (Ludwigshafen, Germany) has inaugurated a new plant in Yeosu, Korea to strengthen its supply capability for Ultrason polyarylsulfone thermoplastics. The new plant, with an annual production capacity of 6,000 tonnes is positioned to better serve the growing market in Asia Pacific. The new plant is the first of its kind to be built outside of Germany and brings the company's global capacity of Ultrason to 18,000 tonnes annually.
Ultrason is the trade name for the BASF product range comprising polyethersulfone (Ultrason E), polysulfone (Ultrason S), and polyphenylsulfone (Ultrason P). The thermoplastic can withstand temperatures up to 220 degrees centigrade without altering its properties, and possesses outstanding chemical stability.