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BASF Opens New Plant For Metal-Complex Dyestuffs

Germany-based BASF inaugurated a new plant for the production of metal-complex dyestuffs at BASF Colorants and Chemicals Co. Ltd., China. The world-scale plant will supply the global market with non-textile dyestuffs, pigments for printing inks, and leather and textile chemicals.Dr. Walter Gramlich, president, BASF Colorants Division, said, The new metal dyestuff plant is part of the strategic development of our worldwide non-textile dyestuff business. Asia is the biggest market for our Neozapon® dyestuff ranges where we also expect the highest growth rates.Neozapon dyestuffs have a wide range of applications. They can be used for printing on plastics when high transparency is required, as well as fiber dyeing.Our plant will match the high BASF level of quality BASF has one more focus for the new metal- complex dyestuff plant: we meet local and international environmental standards, stated Dr. Udo Rheude, general manager of the Chinese facility.

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