BASF is finalizing the phase of integrating the polyamide team in the process of acquiring Solvay‘s polyamide business, which became part of the company’s Performance Materials area earlier this year.

With the expansion of activity in the sector, the Performance Materials business gains the command of a vice president for South America, Fenando Barbosa, who already served as director of Dispersions, Resins and Additives at the company.

“We have enormous potential in the engineering plastics market and the certainty that we will be the best partners in the development of innovative and sustainable solutions”, says the executive.

With the acquisition, the ability to offer products in a wide variety of engineering plastics, including for rigid cosmetic packaging and personal hygiene, was strengthened in the region, including the possibility of a shorter time between production and delivery, local laboratories, technical support and after-sales support.

The company is also present in the entire polyamide 6.6 value chain, through reverse integration with the main raw material, adiponitrile (ADN).