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BASF Opens Ucrete Manufacturing Facility

Malaysia: BASF SE, a Germany based chemicals giant, inaugurates production facilities for Ucrete flooring solutions at the existing construction chemicals manufacturing facility located in Selangor, Malaysia. The company aims to address the growing demand for durable and high quality flooring chemicals for the expanding industrial sector of the region. The production facility, which is capable of manufacturing all the components of Ucrete polyurethane concrete flooring system, is the first of its kind in Asia-Pacific region. The company already has a similar facility operational in the UK. The new production facility, which is situated at Bukit Raja Industrial Park, Malaysia, would benefit from proven technological competency and global experience of the company.

TechSci Research depicts that the Ucrete production facility in Malaysia would cater to the growing demand from pharmaceutical, food, beverage and chemical industries as well as demanding requirement for non-tainting applications. Inauguration of the new flooring solutions facility would aid BASF to address the rising demand for construction chemicals in the region.   

According to TechSci Research report, GCC Construction Chemicals Market By Type, By End User, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2011 – 2021”, construction chemicals market in the GCC region is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 7% during 2016 to 2021. Concrete admixtures and waterproofing chemicals are the most widely consumed construction chemicals in the region, due to growing use of these chemicals in residential and commercial structures. Demand for protective coatings as well as adhesives and sealants is also growing in the region. Other major construction chemicals consumed in the GCC countries include flooring chemicals, grouts, mortars, anti-corrosive agents, etc.

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