Global Processing

BASF to open new emulsion polymers plant in Freeport, Texas

November 12, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — BASF will build a new a new production plant for emulsion polymers at its integrated "Verbund" site in Freeport, Texas, the company announced today.

The new plant is expected to begin production in mid-2014 and will create approximately 25 new jobs.

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The facility will manufacture acrylic emulsion polymers used for architectural coatings, construction chemicals, adhesives and the paper chemicals industry.

"The new plant strengthens our position as a leading supplier of emulsions in North America and demonstrates our commitment to customers in the coatings, construction, adhesives and paper industries," said Derek Fairclough, senior vice president, dispersions & pigments, for BASF in North America. "This investment further supports our business growth strategy, especially in architectural coatings, where we are targeting significant growth with our range of innovative products and solutions."