BASF Launches New Research Lab for Pigments

| September 17, 2019

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A new research laboratory for pigments, manufactured and marketed under BASF’s global brand Colors & Effects, has been opened in Besigheim, Germany. "Through the complete on-site support and the proximity of production and research, we support the development of our inorganic color pigments as well as the Paliocrom effect pigments," said Alexander Haunschild, SVP of BASF's global pigment business. Before this laboratory opening, the research activities that will be bundled in Besigheim in the future have mainly taken place in Ludwigshafen. "Following the expansion of capacity for bismuth vanadate and Paliocrom effect pigments, the laboratory opening also shows that we regularly invest in the Besigheim site," Haunschild said. In June 2018, the company had announced an increase in production capacity for Paliocrom effect pigments at its Ludwigshafen and Besigheim locations.

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