BASF says it is going to expand its production of superabsorbent polymers for the global hygiene industry with a new technology designed to deliver unique properties and breakthrough performance.
“This new technology offers a significant market potential and we are evaluating possible investments into this technology at both existing and new production locations. BASF will further expand in emerging economies to support our customers’ demand and the new technology provides a perfect platform for that growth as well,” says Michael Heinz, member of the executive board, BASF SE.
The company says the new technology is based on market trends and customer requirements, opening new opportunities for BASF’s customers in the hygiene industry. “This technology provides us with the innovation potential for future product generations,” says Teressa Szelest, senior vice president of the global hygiene business, BASF SE.
Superabsorbent polymers have high absorption capacity and deliver other key functionality, making them ideal to use in a variety of applications such as baby diapers, adult incontinence and feminine hygiene products.