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BASF to Build WB Production Plant for Automotive Coatings in Mexico

BASF officials recently placed a cornerstone for a new waterborne production plant at the company’s manufacturing site in Tultitlan, Mexico. The new plant will provide sustainable solutions for the growing automotive market in Mexico. Accoding to BASF, waterborne basecoat and primer sales are expected to grow due to increased market demand for water-based colors and coatings.

“Production in our market, especially in Mexico, is growing and BASF is well positioned to take advantage of this growth,” said Chris Toomey, BASF senior vice president, Coatings Solutions NA.

“As an innovative company and global leader in integrated processes, BASF is committed to sustainability,” said Frank Hezel, vice president, BASF Coatings Mexico. “That’s why, over 20 years ago, BASF invested in waterborne technology and continues to make investments in sustainable technologies.”

At the end of the ceremony, BASF executives signed a document initiating the expansion of the Waterborne Production Plant and placed it inside a time capsule along with painted panels from the 2017 Color Trend show including the North American key color Undercurrent Blue.


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