BASF announced plans to expand manufacturing capabilities for products marketed under the Joncryl trade name at plants located in Wyandotte, MI, and Monaca, PA, to support customer growth in the printing, packaging, and industrial coating markets.
These investments will provide additional capacity, operational flexibility and reliability as BASF continues to invest in the industry’s most cost-effective, state-of-the-art emulsion polymer and resin manufacturing facilities.
In November 2012, BASF announced a major investment in emulsion polymer manufacturing capacity in Freeport, TX, and held an official groundbreaking ceremony on Feb. 8, 2013. The plant is expected to be operational by summer 2014 to support customers’ growth expectations.
BASF has also made the decision to close its Seaford, DE, manufacturing site, which has produced emulsion polymers since 1986. The Seaford site will close by the end of 2013, and production will be transitioned to BASF’s Wyandotte and Monaca sites.
“The decision to make these investments, while optimizing our manufacturing footprint to our largest and most modern facilities demonstrates our continued commitment to our customers and growth in the North America region,” said Derek Fairclough, senior vice president, dispersions and pigments for BASF in North America.