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BASF to expand polyamide and polybutylene terephthalate capacities in India

  • Polyurethane Technical Development Center India to be inaugurated in May and will support market development of polyurethane applications 
  • BASF will increase the capacity of Ultramid® PA and Ultradur® PBT in Panoli and Thane to capitalize on growing market demand in India 

BASF India Limited will increase the production capacity of its Ultramid® polyamide (PA) and Ultradur® polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) compounding plant in Panoli, Gujarat and Thane, Maharashtra, India. Its Polyurethane Technical Development Center India, to be inaugurated on 28 May in Mumbai, will support market development of polyurethane applications in industries such as transportation, construction, footwear, appliances and furniture.  

“The capacity expansion of Ultramid and Ultradur in Panoli and Thane, as well as the inauguration of the Center shows our commitment to enhancing local production and capabilities. With this Made-in-India-for-India strategy, we increase our speed-to-market and stay close to our customers, enabling us to shorten our delivery time in terms of products, solutions and technical service,” said Andy Postlethwaite, Senior Vice President, Performance Materials Asia Pacific, BASF. 

With the production capacity increase of over 40% in Panoli and Thane, BASF is well-positioned to meet the strong market demand for the high-performance material solution in India. The increased capacity will be available in 2H 2025.

The Center houses state-of-the-art applications equipment in an approximately 2,000 sq meter space. It offers improved customer support services ranging from troubleshooting to customized formulations, line trials, and customer training sessions. It can further harness the know-how, synergies and competencies within our existing global polyurethane network, to provide fast and advanced technical service to customers. This will help drive innovation with customers alongside the Creation Center, located at BASF‘s Innovation Campus in Mumbai. 


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