German chemical company BASF to open construction chemicals plant in Myanmar

Chemical lab technicians inspect the surface structure of a silicon wafer. In the clean room laboratory, BASF experts carry out application tests in chemistry and in semiconductor surface conditioning. As a leading market player in Asia and Europe, BASF has strong expertise in delivering process chemicals and solutions for the semiconductor industry. Photo: BASF SE

German chemical company BASF announced plans Thursday to build its first manufacturing plant in Myanmar to produce tailor-made construction chemical solutions from the firm’s Master Builders Solutions portfolio for the domestic building market, industry website reported on 16 December.

The new plant, which is subject to Myanmar regulatory approvals, will be located in Yangon, the country’s commercial capital. BASF said it expects the project to begin in 2017.

A BASF office in Yangon opened in 2015 and the company has offered solutions to the country through distributors for a decade, including concrete admixtures, construction systems, and mining chemicals, the report said.

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