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BASF sets up technical support lab in India
BASF Coatings (India) has set up a coatings technical support lab at Mangalore, India, to support lab activities including product development, analytical testing, certification and new pigment qualification, catering to the coatings customers of BASF outside India.
Mr Prasad Chandran, chairman, BASF Companies in India & Head South Asia, said: “India will continue to be a thriving market for automotive coatings. BASF’s operations have the quality and potential for sustainable growth: a qualified and committed team, state-of-the-art operations, a favourable cost structure and strong customer focus within an overall favourable business environment.”
The Mangalore site is BASF’s largest manufacturing site in India and South Asia. Operational since 1996, it is currently engaged in the production of performance chemicals, dispersions and paper chemicals, automotive coatings, coil coatings and construction chemicals. The site includes a wastewater treatment plant and an incinerator and is certified with ISO 9001 – Quality management system and ISO 14001 – Environmental management system
From Print Issue: August 2012