SÃO PAULO, Brazil - BASF is going to expand its production capacity for waterborne coatings in the Demarchi Coatings site, located in São Paulo state, Brazil. The €2 million investment will increase its capacity of both waterborne primer and basecoats. The expansion is expected to be finished in early 2014.

“Increasing waterborne coatings production capacity, we aim to meet our customers’ demand, that has been driven by new automotive manufacturing plants in Brazil and also by the tendency for waterborne technology instead of solvent-borne”, said Antonio Carlos Lacerda, Senior Vice President of the Functional Solutions Segment and Infrastructure for BASF South America.

BASF is a pioneer in developing waterborne coatings for the automotive industry.