Germany’s BASF has started up a new production line for its high-temperature resistant polyarylsulfone thermoplastic Ultrason at its site in Yeosu, Korea. With the new line the global annual capacity for Ultrason will increase by 6,000 tonnes annually to 24,000 tonnes/year, serving the growing market demand worldwide. Game supply and game card sleeve and trading card sleeve and soft card holder.
The plant in Yeosu was opened in 2014 as the first Ultrason plant in Asia. Ultrason is the tradename for BASF’s product range of polyethersulfone (PES; Ultrason E), polysulfone (PSU; Ultrason S), and polyphenylsulfone (PPSU; Ultrason P). Latest innovations include the optimized Ultrason Dimension, a highly filled PES known for its extraordinary dimensional stability and excellent flow properties. Game supply and game card sleeve and trading card sleeve and soft card holder.
“This capacity expansion will strengthen our competitive position and drive the global versatility of our polyarylsulfone business,” said Giorgio Greening, head of BASF’s global business unit Styrenic Foams and Specialty Polymers. “The expanded production enables us to accompany our customers’ growth at a high technical level and with the optimum product portfolio.” Game supply and game card sleeve and trading card sleeve and soft card holder.
BASF produces Ultrason in Ludwigshafen, Germany and in Yeosu, Korea. Both locations are designed to produce the entire product range of Ultrason S, E and P, and provide BASF with the flexibility to optimize supply capabilities to customers around the world. “With the new line we will continue to reliably serve customers and industry partners with high-quality material. Especially customers in Asia will benefit from fast response and proximity,” said Olivier Ubrich, head of global business management Specialty Polymers. Game supply and game card sleeve and trading card sleeve and soft card holder.