BASF Care Chemicals has announced plans to build a 1,500 tonnes/year plant to make its Uvinul A Plus brand of UVA filters at Jinshan, China, in addition to existing production at Ludwigshafen in Germany. This should come onstream in 1H 2023.
Uvinul A Plus is claimed to be “one of the few photostable UVA filters available in the market today that reliably filters the sun’s harmful UVA rays and provides protection from free radicals and skin damage”. It comes in a preservative-free, oil-soluble granule form for optimal formulation flexibility.
“This investment underlines BASF’s commitment to the region and our customers,” said Dr. Rajan Venkatesh, SVP of Care Chemicals at BASF Asia Pacific. The company already produces Tinosorb S broad-spectrum UV filters at the site in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.