BASF to invest US$200M in its Kaolin business

In its ongoing commitment to its kaolin business, BASF is investing nearly US$200M over the next 10 years to realise further growth potential through sustainable supply, service and innovative solutions for its customers.

The company’s long-term investment strategy includes infrastructure and process improvements projects in BASF’s Middle Georgia sites, which will further enhance asset reliability while helping to increase operational sustainability and efficiency.

BASF’s kaolin business is one of the largest calcined kaolin producers and a global leader in segments such as paints and coatings, plastics and rubber, as well as thermal paper and catalytic substrates.

These segments are integral to growing industries such as automotive and construction.

“The attractive long-term growth outlook of these industries supports BASF’s increased investment, which will enhance our supply, service and innovative solutions to support our customers’ business goals and further strengthen our market leadership,” said Dr Shane Porzio, Vice President of BASF’s kaolin business.

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