MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. (May 14)—BASF Corp. has purchased polyurethane systems producer Burtin Polyurethanes Corp. and other assets of Burtin L.L.C. for an undisclosed amount. Based in Santa Ana, Calif., Burtin supplies polyurethane elastomers used in a variety of applications, including truck bed liners. It has another plant in Cartersville, Ga. BASF produces and supplies chemicals, polymers, automotive and industrial coatings, colorants, nylon fibers and agricultural products. The prime reason behind the purchase is to expand BASF's presence in spray applied urethanes, Joe Steiner, director of urethane specialties for BASF, said in a prepared statement. The company is the North American affiliate of BASF A.G., headquartered in Ludwigshafen, Germany.