Germany’s BASF Expands Production

The world’s largest chemical company by sales, Germany’s BASF, expanded its investment in Taiwan with the opening of its new facilities in the Kuanyin Industrial Park in Taoyuan on February 5.

The new facilities will provide advanced processing chemicals and materials such as ultra-pure electronic grade sulfuric acid (H2SO4) and ammonia water (NH4OH), as well as high-quality metal feedstock, to the semiconductor, display, and metal systems industries. Lothar Laupichler, senior vice president of electronic materials business unit at BASF, said in a statement that the investment reflects the company’s commitment to be closer to its customers and provide “faster and more efficient solutions that satisfy specific needs.”