BASF has launched a polyvinylpyrrolidone complex in Shanghai

Oct 26th, 2016

The world’s largest chemical concern BASF expands production capacity in the Asia – Pacific market. In particular, the expansion of the customer base will begin in China. A new polyvinylpyrrolidone complex has been constructed in Shanghai, which started the production of powder PVP K30. PVP K30 is a polymer which has wide application in various fields, for example, as additional substance in pharmaceutical products, for the production of detergents, cosmetics and technical products. The multifunctional performance of this polymer ensures its popularity among various industries. The new plant in Shanghai allows BASF to supply the demand of Chinese customers. Therefore, BASF introduces global technologies of polyvinylpyrrolidone production of in Asia- Pacific region.

BASF announced the intention to invest in the production of vinylpyrrolidone (NVP) and polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) in 2015. The size of investments will make $ 70 million. Within this project, BASF has opened a manufacturing complex in Shanghai. In addition, BASF is expanding capacity for the production of NVP and PVP in Ludwigshafen, Germany and in Geismar, Louisiana, USA.

Broad application of PVP is determined by such properties of this material as good adhesiveness and good solubility in water and other solvents. Moreover, it increases the solubility of pharmaceutical ingredients. PVP is heat resistant, stable to PH and colourless. Besides, it does not irritate the skin and generally harmless to health.