BASF opens first construction chemical plant in Sri Lanka


Germany-based chemical company BASF has opened its first plant in Sri Lanka for producing construction chemicals under the Master Builders Solutions brand. 

The production facility is located outside Colombo near Lindel Estate at Sapugaskande, Sri Lanka. 

The construction chemicals produced at the new facility includes, concrete admixtures such as MasterGlenium, MasterPolyheed, MasterRheobuild and MasterPozzolith.

The new plant will help BASF in meeting the growing demand for construction chemicals in Sri Lanka. The facility also features a warehouse and a testing lab that will help in delivering tailor-made recipes through formulation excellence.

"This growth is creating a demand for high-performance concrete admixtures, which BASF is well-positioned to address."

BASF Asia Pacific market management construction chemicals vice president Himanshu Kapadia said: “Asia-Pacific is one of the fastest growing markets globally, and South Asia is a strategic growth engine of this market.

“With the new admixture plant in Colombo, we will now be able to rapidly supply our customers with admixtures for all cement and aggregate types, whether their construction projects are located in the capital or in remote areas.”

BASF Lanka chief executive officer Aruna Deepthikumara said: “Sri Lanka’s construction industry is witnessing an upward swing, and is today one of the significant contributors to the country’s GDP.

“This growth is creating a demand for high-performance concrete admixtures, which BASF is well-positioned to address as a leader in the field. The construction chemicals plant in Colombo will supply admixtures in a timely fashion to all parts of the country.”

For more than two decades, BASF has been actively providing construction chemicals to the South Asia markets. It also has production sites in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.