BASF is investing more than €200 million globally to increase its production network for plastic additives. An important step is an investment to build a new plastic additives plant at its Caojing site in Shanghai, China. This world-scale plant, with an annual capacity of 42,000 t, will produce antioxidants and associated forms and blends. It is expected to be completed in 2019, with commercial production to start by early 2020.
Antioxidants help prevent thermal oxidation reactions when plastics are processed at high temperatures, and light-assisted oxidation when plastics are exposed to UV light. Oxidation can cause loss of impact strength, elongation, surface cracks and discoloration of the material. Almost all polymer materials undergo oxidative degradation reactions at one or all of the manufacturing, processing and end-use stages.
BASF runs a global production network and is the only supplier of plastic additives having production sites in Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East.
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BASF investit 200 millions d’euros pour augmenter sa production d’additifs plastiques, avec la construction d’une nouvelle, à Caojing, près de Shangai.
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