Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania - Air Products has opened a new speciality amines plant in Nanjing, China, to support local customers in the polyurethane additives and epoxy markets, a 3 Nov company statement said.
The multi-reactor facility, located in the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park (NCIP), will enhance Air Products' ability to supply differentiated products which can be formulated locally to meet local needs, the company said, explaining that initially it will focus on polyurethane additive lines such as its Polycat and Dabco series of amine catalysts as well as other epoxy curing agents.
The company said the new plant has "significantly strengthened the supply chain capabilities" of Air Products' Performance Materials business in China and throughout Asia.
"China's growth and domestic development in key markets and industries, such as construction, coatings, and automobile production, make this an important place for us to be focused on for growth and new business," said John McGlade, ceo of Air Products.
"The new speciality amines plant is another strategic investment that Air Products has made in China to better serve our customers with the range of performance materials and technologies that meet global performance standards and enable local companies to continue to grow and support development of their industries," he added. (RD)