BASF will almost double the production capacity for synthetic ester base stocks at its site in Jinshan, China. The investment comes in response to rising demand for high-performance lubricants in Asia Pacific.
Synthetic ester base stocks are essential components in the formulation of high-performance lubricants. Fields of application include environmentally friendly refrigeration and air-conditioning, automotive as well as industrial lubricants.
“The new production capacity for synthetic ester base stocks will bring additional security of supply for our customers particularly in the Asia Pacific region. Building on our backward integration into key raw materials we will be leveraging the full strength of BASF as a leading and reliable component provider to the lubricant industry,” says Matthias Lang, vice president, Business Management Fuel and Lubricant Solutions Asia Pacific and Performance Chemicals Greater China. “We are excited to serve our customers even better and grow together with them moving forward.”
The capacity expansion is expected to reach full completion by the second half of 2022.
About BASF Fuel and Lubricant Solutions
The global business unit Fuel and Lubricant Solutions is a leading supplier to the transportation and mineral oil industries worldwide. The business unit has its main facilities in Ludwigshafen, Germany, Cincinnati and Florham Park in the U.S.A., Nanjing and Shanghai in China, as well as Sao Paulo, Brazil. Research and development is mainly driven out of Ludwigshafen, Germany, Tarrytown, U.S.A., and Shanghai, China. Further information, visit www.basf.com/fuel-lubricant-solutions.
BASF Fuel and Lubricant Solutions is part of BASF’s Performance Chemicals division. The division’s portfolio also includes Plastic Additives, Kaolin Minerals, as well as Oilfield Chemicals and Mining Solutions.