BASF opens new Ucrete manufacturing facility in Malaysia


BASF has opened its new facilities for the manufacture of Ucrete, a flooring solution, in the company's existing construction chemicals manufacturing plant in the Bukit Raja Industrial Park in Selangor, Malaysia.

With the new plant, the company aims to meet the growing demand for high-quality, durable industrial flooring solutions in the Asia Pacific region.

Claimed to be the first manufacturing hub of its kind in the Asia Pacific region, the new production facilities are capable of producing all four components of the Ucrete polyurethane concrete flooring system.

“The new facilities improve our flexibility to better and quicker serve our customers by ensuring a stable supply.”

BASF already has a similar plant in the UK.

BASF Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos construction chemicals head Arnold De Silva said: "The new facilities improve our flexibility to better and quicker serve our customers by ensuring a stable supply.

"We can reduce lead times by up to 35% near the place where the product is used."

The company noted that Ucrete is a polyurethane resin technology that provides floors resistance to hostile chemicals, extreme mechanical and thermal conditions, and is used in several applications in the food, beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

The technology is said to be suitable for various demanding industrial environments, non-tainting and completely serviceable at temperatures up to 120°C at 9mm thickness.

BASF Malaysia managing director Daniel Loh said: "BASF has continuously invested in Malaysia for more than 25 years, making the country an important production hub for BASF to serve customers in the region.

"The opening of the new facilities in Malaysia underlines our strategic commitment and long-term focus on serving our customers in Asia Pacific."