BASF has opened a new facility in Kazan, Russia, for the production of concrete admixtures. The site produces 20 types of concrete admixture, including polycarboxylate ether technology-based products. The admixtures are aimed at the Russian construction sector’s needs, taking into account factors such as cold weather. The admixtures help to accelerate concrete curing and prolonged workability at low temperatures.
“Our new production facility in Kazan enables us to supply highest-grade European-standard concrete admixtures to construction companies throughout the Russian Republic of Tatarstan and the entire Volga District,” said Sergey Vetlov, head of the Russian Construction Chemicals subsidiary of BASF, OOO BASF Stroitelnye Sistemy.
“Russian construction companies are increasingly asking for high-performance concrete for the realisation of projects across the country’s highly diverse climate zones from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok. Thus, the demand for admixtures from BASF is also on the rise,” Sergey Vetlov added.
Along with its Podolsk site, which was inaugurated in 2012, the new production facility helps BASF to meet the needs of Russia’s growing construction market.
Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham
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