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BASF breaks ground on electrocoat plant at Shanghai

4:12 AM MST | March 6, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

BASF broke ground today on a resin and electrocoat (e-coat) plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park at Caojing, China, the company says. The plant is scheduled to commence operating in the second half of 2015. It will help to address the increasing demand for high-quality coatings in various growing industries, notably the automotive industry, in Asia/Pacific, BASF says. "As part of our Asia/Pacific strategy, we aim to produce locally 75% of what we sell in Asia/Pacific. By implementing this project, we are taking an important step towards our strategic...

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