BASF Opens Technical Lab in Michigan for Plastics Customers
The BASF site in Southfield, Michigan, is celebrating the opening of a new technical laboratory for its customers in the coatings and plastics industries. The newly refurbished 32,000-square-foot building can accommodate up to 50 people engaged in research, development and technical service and represents an investment of approximately $20 million dollars.
The laboratory is a significant investment in BASFs operations in Michigan, allowing continued job growth and supporting customer satisfaction at the Southfield campus, said Greg Pflum, vice president and general manager of the BASF Mid-West Hub. The state-of-the-art laboratory will support the formulation needs for pigments, resins, performance and formulation additives that are used in transportation, industrial, furniture and floor coatings, and plastics applications. It centralizes laboratory operations for the Dispersions & Pigments Divisions Transportation, Industrial Coatings and Plastics (TICP) business, which had been operating from three different locations.
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