BASF to start first construction chemicals manufacturing unit in Myanmar


German chemical company BASF has revealed plans to build its first manufacturing plant in Myanmar next year in order to meet demands for construction chemicals.

Located in Yangon, the commercial capital of Myanmar, the new plant will be designed specifically to manufacture customised construction chemical solutions for the local building market from the company’s Master Builders Solutions portfolio.

BASF Construction Chemicals Division Asia Regional Unit head Christian Mombaur said: “As Myanmar’s construction industry grows more sophisticated in its scope, which includes high-rise buildings, roadways and bridges, the requirement for high-quality technical and construction chemical solutions will increase.

“BASF has a successful track record in supporting major building and infrastructure projects in Myanmar such as Thilawa Special Economic Zone, Yeywa hydropower dam, Myingyan steel mill, and others.

"We can draw on our decades of experience in the region and around the world to support Myanmar’s development in this important sector."

“We can draw on our decades of experience in the region and around the world to support Myanmar’s development in this important sector.”

The development of the manufacturing plant project is subject to Myanmar regulatory approvals.

The German company opened its service office in Yangon in September last year.

BASF's Construction Chemicals division provides modern chemicals solutions for new construction, maintenance, renovation as well as repair of structures.

The company’s portfolio includes concrete admixtures, chemical solutions for underground construction, waterproofing systems, cement additives, sealants, performance grouts, performance flooring systems, and wood protection solutions.

BASF Construction Chemicals division operates manufacturing sites and sales centres in more than 50 countries worldwide.