BASF at China Composite Expo 2007
BASF at China Composite Expo 2007
- Introduces new Baxxodur™ brand for epoxy industry at the largest composite trade show in Asia
Shanghai, China, September 12, 2007 - BASF will present the world’s most comprehensive range of amine-based hardeners for professional processing of epoxy resins under the Baxxodur™ trademark at the China Composite Expo in Beijing on September 12-14. Organized around the theme of “Baxxodur™ - When Curing Makes the Difference”, this unique product line will be a major highlight of the event, considered to be the largest trade show for composites and fiber reinforces polymers (FRP) in Asia since it commenced 12 years ago.
Baxxodur™ - When Curing Makes the Difference
The portfolio of epoxy resin hardeners featured will include polyetheramines, aliphatic and cycloaliphatic amines. Imidazoles as accelerators and phosphines as additives complete the range on offer. Major applications of these intermediates are fiber composites, construction chemicals and adhesives. Backward integration that includes raw materials ensures a highly stable supply for customers.
Focus on Innovation
Innovation is a prominent characteristic of Baxxodur™ products. Dr. Gregor Daun of BASF’s Intermediates Division commented, “We are capable of developing new chemicals from the laboratory through the pilot phase to large-scale production.” Currently, BASF is developing new molecules for curing epoxy resins. Based on its extensive technological expertise and know-how dating back many years, the company aims to expand the range of its new hardeners and accelerators to meet the increasing demands of customers in the epoxy industry. Patent and environmental considerations are factored into BASF’s service package.
Looking ahead, Dr. Michael Henningsen of BASF’s Intermediates Division said, “Given the dynamic developments of the epoxy market, our plan is to expand our portfolio even further through intensive research work on all product lines so we will be ready to fulfil the future requirements of our customers to the best of our ability.”
More information on BASF’s new product offers for the epoxy industry is available at www.baxxodur.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
BASF Intermediates Division
The BASF Group’s Intermediates Division develops, produces and markets the world’s largest range of intermediates. The most important of the Division’s more than 600 products include amines, diols, polyalcohols, acids and specialties. Among other applications, intermediates are used as starting materials for coatings, plastics, pharmaceuticals, textile fibers, detergents and crop protectants. Innovative intermediates from BASF help to improve the properties of final products and the efficiency of production processes. The ISO 9001:2000-certified Intermediates Division operates plants at production sites in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. In 2006, the division generated world sales of about €2.3 billion euros with 2,600 employees. For more information, go to www.basf.de/intermediates.
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals to crude oil and natural gas. As a reliable partner to virtually all industries, BASF’s high-value products and intelligent system solutions help its customers to be more successful. BASF develops new technologies and uses them to meet the challenges of the future and open up additional market opportunities. It combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, thus contributing to a better future. BASF has approximately 95,000 employees and posted sales of €52.6 billion (approximately $66.1 billion) in 2006. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.