BASF’s Care Chemicals division is investing in a new factory at its Düsseldorf site.softenersfor skin care and sun protection products.
A new reactor and modernization of distillation units will increase production capacity to meet the growing demand for these specialty products. According to the German chemical manufacturer, the new facilities are expected to be operational in 2019. third quarter of 2025.
“ Emollients bind and retain moisture in the skin and improve the sensory properties of a skin care product. The need for specialized emollients continues to grow in Europe for formulations such as silicone-free skin care and octocrylene-free sun protection. », explains BASF in a press release.
The group’s production facility in Düsseldorf, Germany, specializes in the production of ingredients for the cosmetics and personal care sectors and already offers a comprehensive range of emollients.
“ BASF foresees the growth potential of specialties for the personal care sector in Europe and, as a market leader, we are constantly investing to support this growth together with our customers. “, commented Mary Kurian, President of BASF Care Chemicals Division.
Düsseldorf is home to BASF’s third largest facility in Europe and is also BASF’s largest global facility and an important location for the production and development of cosmetic ingredients.