BASF ex­pands Cel­lasto ca­pac­ity at Da­hej site in In­dia

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BASF

In­dia Lim­ited plans to ex­pand its man­u­fac­tur­ing ca­pac­ity of Cel­lasto and cease ther­mo­plas­tic polyurethane (TPU)

® man­u­fac­tur­ing at its Da­hej plant in Gu­jarat.

Cel­lasto is the trade name for com­po­nents made of BASF cel­lu­lar polyurethane elas­tomers. They have been used suc­cess­fully for over 55 years in the sus­pen­sion sys­tem, to re­duce NVH (Noise, Vi­bra­tion and Harsh­ness) in au­to­mo­tive ve­hi­cles. The ex­pan­sion project in­cludes a new pro­duc­tion line, and will sup­ple­ment Cel­lasto’s test­ing equip­ment. Cus­tomers will ben­e­fit from fast re­sponse and lo­cal ex­per­tise.

“We con­tinue to stay close to our cus­tomers by ad­just­ing our pro­duc­tion, to meet their chang­ing needs. For in­stance, by 2030, In­dia is slated to be among the three largest au­to­mo­tive man­u­fac­tur­ers world­wide. To be able to meet this de­mand, our man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­i­ties need to be ef­fi­cient and ef­fec­tive. We are con­fi­dent that by re­fo­cus­ing our man­u­fac­tur­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties, we will be able to achieve greater ef­fi­ciency while bet­ter ad­dress­ing our cus­tomers’ ex­pec­ta­tions and needs,” said Ra­man Ra­machan­dran, Chair­man and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, BASF In­dia Lim­ited and Head - South Asia.

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