BASF to expand capacity for Ultramid PA and Ultradur PBT products by 5,000 tonnes/year at site in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia; project is expected to be complete in Q2 2023

Sample article from our Chemicals Industry

February 24, 2022 (press release) –


Additional capacity to be available in Q2 2023

Driven by strong market demand for engineering plastics in the automotive, consumer electronics, and electrical & electronics industries
BASF (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd will expand the production capacity of its Ultramid® polyamide (PA) and Ultradur® polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) product by 5,000 metric tons per year. Completion of the debottlenecking at BASF’s production site in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia, is planned for Q2 2023.

“BASF is committed to the engineering plastics market, which we believe offers significant growth opportunities. The additional capacity will help us meet the strong market demand for our Ultramid PA and Ultradur PBT products, as well as strengthen our market position, especially in ASEAN,” said Andy Postlethwaite, Senior Vice President, Performance Materials Asia Pacific, BASF.

The engineering plastics market in ASEAN is expected to grow at approximately 5% per annum between 2020-2030. This growth is driven by the increased demand for engineering plastics in different industry segments, such as automotive, consumer electronics, and electrical & electronics.

The production plant in Pasir Gudang was founded in 1999. The engineering plastics compounding plant in Pasir Gudang, Johor, produces Ultramid polyamide and Ultradur PBT.

Ultramid and Ultradur are used in automotive applications, electrical & electronics sector, industrial products and consumer goods.

About BASF’s Performance Materials division

BASF’s Performance Materials division encompasses the entire materials’ know-how of BASF regarding innovative, customized plastics under one roof. Globally active in four major industry sectors – transportation, construction, industrial applications and consumer goods – the division has a strong portfolio of products and services combined with deep understanding of application-oriented system solutions. Key drivers of profitability and growth are our close collaboration with customers and a clear focus on solutions. Strong capabilities in R&D provide the basis to develop innovative products and applications. In 2020, the Performance Materials division achieved global sales of €5.63 bn. More information online:

About BASF
About BASF At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 110,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €59 billion in 2020. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at

* All content is copyrighted by Industry Intelligence, or the original respective author or source. You may not recirculate, redistrubte or publish the analysis and presentation included in the service without Industry Intelligence's prior written consent. Please review our terms of use.

See our dashboard in action - schedule an demo
Jason Irving
Jason Irving
- SVP Enterprise Solutions -

We offer built-to-order chemicals industry coverage for our clients. Contact us for a free consultation.

About Us

We deliver market news & information relevant to your business.

We monitor all your market drivers.

We aggregate, curate, filter and map your specific needs.

We deliver the right information to the right person at the right time.

Our Contacts

1990 S Bundy Dr. Suite #380,
Los Angeles, CA 90025

+1 (310) 553 0008

About Cookies On This Site

We collect data, including through use of cookies and similar technology ("cookies") that enchance the online experience. By clicking "I agree", you agree to our cookies, agree to bound by our Terms of Use, and acknowledge our Privacy Policy. For more information on our data practices and how to exercise your privacy rights, please see our Privacy Policy.