MUMBAI, India (April 11, 2012)—BASF India Ltd. said it will spend $194 million to establish a chemical production site at the Dahej petroleum, chemicals and petrochemicals investment region on the west coast of India in Gujarat.
The new site will be an integrated hub for polyurethane manufacturing, BASF said. It also will house production facilities for care chemicals and polymer dispersions for coatings and paper.
BASF said it wants to ensure local supply for growing markets and industries such as appliances, footwear, automotive, construction and adhesives. The start of production is planned for 2014.
The site will employ more than 250 people at full capacity, primarily in operations.
The integrated polyurethane facility will produce Elastollan thermoplastic polyurethane, Cellasto noise, vibration and harshness parts, and polyurethane systems.
The plant will turn out important precursors, including methylene diphenyl diisocyanate, too.