Jakarta, Indonesia - BASF has opened new laboratory for polyurethanes at its Cimanggis site in Indonesia, to strengthen the company's technical service network in the ASEAN region.
BASF said the new laboratory, housed in the BASF Technical Service Center at Cimanggis, is designed to enhance the quality and efficiency of technical services, including the analysis of PU system performance, reactivity and physical foam testing. BASF says its application engineers can provide customised solutions by adjusting the system formulation to meet specific needs, thereby saving customers time and money.
"Indonesia, already the largest economy in Southeast Asia, needs the right innovative materials and solutions to support its continued growth," said Henry Choo, president director, PT BASF Indonesia, in a statement.
"Polyurethanes are a crucial for products such as shoes, energy efficient refrigerators and building insulation materials, cars and motorcycles. With these new laboratories, we will be able to offer fast, local support and stay closer to customers, to help them address industry challenges such as the need for better production efficiency and more environmentally-friendly solutions."
HyoungSoon Moon, vice president of BASF Polyurethanes in Asia Pacific, said "The world of polyurethane systems is highly service-oriented and depends heavily on the expertise and competence of its service providers. As a global leader in polyurethanes, we enable customers in every part of the world to have access to the technical support and service they need to optimize their product applications."
Moon added that the laboratory allows BASF to serve local customers with comprehensive, tailored PU solutions, and said "The strong growth and demand in this region has provided us with compelling reasons to invest in the technical facilities and experts in this area. These investments will help to boost the ASEAN region into one of the fastest-growing markets in the polyurethane industry within the next decade."
PIC: HyoungSoon Moon (l) and Farid Tamzil, director of human resources and administration & corporate affairs, PT BASF Indonesia at the inauguration of the new laboratory