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BASF opens state-of-the-art Woodbinder Lab in Wyandotte

Published on 2008-12-10. Author : SpecialChem

WYANDOTTE, MI, -- BASF Polyurethanes Basic Products has opened a new state-of-the-art Woodbinder Applications and Testing facility in Wyandotte, Michigan. This new 7,000 sq. ft. facility is staffed by a team of wood experts and contains the latest equipment for preparing and testing engineered wood products.

"BASF is committed to supporting our customers in the engineered wood industry," said Kevin Kilkenny, Commercial Manager Rigid Products for BASF. "To maintain our success and grow MDI resin applications in the wood industry, we have expanded our application and testing capabilities, which help our customers. Composite wood medium density fiberboard (MDF) and particleboard (PB) manufacturers are interested in doing business with a resin supplier willing to take a leadership position in the marketplace."

The Polyurethanes Basic Products business supplies Lupranate® M20 Series Isocyanate binder resins to the wood industry. These premium, non-formaldehyde containing, MDI resins are used successfully in the oriented strand board (OSB) industry and impart excellent finished product quality, improved productivity, and reduced emissions. Recently, the business decided to expand the application of Lupranate® to non-structural composite wood products, MDF and PB. These products are part of a growing trend in the marketplace to replace low formaldehyde emitting products in applications such as flooring, furniture, cabinets and a variety of other end uses.

BASF - The Chemical Company. We don't make a lot of the products you buy. We make a lot of the products you buy better.®

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 15,000 employees in North America, and had sales of approximately $16.4 billion in 2007.

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from oil and gas to chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals. As a reliable partner, BASF helps its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges, such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF has more than 95,000 employees and posted sales of almost €58 billion in 2007. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN).

Source: BASF

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