BASF has inaugurated the first plant of its new Zhanjiang Verbund site in the province Guangdong in South China. The plant will provide a capacity of 60,000 metric tons of engineering plastics compounds per year in China for customers, particularly in the automotive and electronics industries.
Upon completion, the new Verbund site Zhanjiang will be the third largest Verbund site of BASF globally after Ludwigshafen, Germany and Antwerp, Belgium. Also, it will be a role model of sustainable production both in China and globally. BASF plans to power the entire Zhanjiang Verbund site with electricity from renewable resources and targets to achieve 100 percent by 2025.
Products from Zhanjiang will supply customers in the dynamic Chinese market, which is the most important growth market for global chemical production.