BASF to expand its capacity of Ultramid® PA and Ultradur® PBT in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia
- Additional capacity to be available in Q2 2023
- Driven by strong market demand for engineering plastics in the automotive, consumer electronics, and electrical & electronics industries
BASF (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd will expand the production capacity of its Ultramid® polyamide (PA) and Ultradur® polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) product by 5,000 metric tons per year. Completion of the debottlenecking at BASF’s production site in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia, is planned for Q2 2023.
“BASF is committed to the engineering plastics market, which we believe offers significant growth opportunities. The additional capacity will help us meet the strong market demand for our Ultramid PA and Ultradur PBT products, as well as strengthen our market position, especially in ASEAN,” said Andy Postlethwaite, Senior Vice President, Performance Materials Asia Pacific, BASF.
The engineering plastics market in ASEAN is expected to grow at approximately 5% per annum between 2020-2030. This growth is driven by the increased demand for engineering plastics in different industry segments, such as automotive, consumer electronics, and electrical & electronics.
The production plant in Pasir Gudang was founded in 1999. The engineering plastics compounding plant in Pasir Gudang, Johor, produces Ultramid polyamide and Ultradur PBT.
Ultramid and Ultradur are used in automotive applications, electrical & electronics sector, industrial products and consumer goods.
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