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BASF to Launch a New Light Stabilizer for Asian Market at Chinaplas 2011

Published on 2011-04-28. Author : SpecialChem

Guangzhou, China -- BASF, the world's leading chemical company, will launch a new light stabilizer tailored for the Asian market at Chinaplas 2011, held in Guangzhou, China. The result of four years of development, Tinuvin® XT 100 protects film made from thermoplastic resins against overly fast degradation when exposed to UV light.

This cost effective additive will help producers of agricultural films and masterbatchers across Asia to offer films with superior performance over a long period of time, even in the presence of severe concentrations of agricultural chemicals like elemental sulfur. Tinuvin® XT 100 enhances the BASF portfolio of light stabilizers for resins used in agriculture.

BASF, the world's leading manufacturer of plastic additives, will also present a full range of antioxidants, colorants, flame retardants and polymer modifiers at Chinaplas 2011. Following the integration of Ciba in 2009, BASF offers an unmatched portfolio of antioxidants, colorants, flame retardants and polymer modifiers to industries including automotive, electronics & electrical, agriculture, textiles & fibers, packaging & consumer goods, and building & construction. As a reliable and responsible partner, BASF also offers innovative "one-stop-shop" solutions in close cooperation with customers.

About BASF's Plastic Additives division

BASF is a leading manufacturer, supplier and innovation partner of additives and pigments for the plastic industry such as light stabilizers, antioxidants, process stabilizers, flame retardants, polymer modifiers, and organic and inorganic pigments.

About BASF

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products to oil and gas. As a reliable partner BASF creates chemistry to help 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 posted sales of about €63.9 billion in 2010 and had approximately 109,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN).

Source: BASF


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