BASF Expands Shanghai Technical Competence Center
April 11, 2010
SHANGHAI, China – BASF has inaugurated a new section of its Technical Competence Center for intermediates at its Shanghai Pudong site.
The new laboratory will specialize in epoxy systems for fiber-reinforced composites, which are used, for example, in wind turbine blades. BASF sells these systems under its Baxxodur® brand. The competence center integrates this new epoxy laboratory with BASF's existing PolyTHF laboratory, which will also expand the scope of its services.
In the new epoxy laboratory, BASF can simulate its customers' production processes using Baxxodur epoxy systems under production conditions. BASF’s application engineers develop tailored solutions and provide onsite technical support to customers.
At BASF’s expanded Technical Competence Center various polymer synthesis facilities can be used to customize new formulations, improve existing ones, and adjust mechanical and thermal properties of PolyTHF-based products to specific applications. Sample and specimen analysis, as well as laboratory support for starting up plants, round off the offered services.