BASF has opened a new laboratory for its Catamold business in Shanghai, China.
BASF has opened a new laboratory for its Catamold business in Shanghai, China.

BASF has opened a new laboratory for its Catamold business in Shanghai, China.

According to the company, the new facility will cover the metal injection molding (MIM) market in China and the rest of Asia.

‘The establishment of the new lab in Shanghai marks a key milestone for our Catamold business to speed up the co-development of products with our customers in China,’ said Lothar Laupichler, business unit head at BASF. 

The company manufactures ready-to-use pellets for powder injection molding consisting of metal powder and a binding agent.

‘The new investment strengthens our capability to turn product ideas of our customers into customized ‘ready-to-use’ MIM feedstocks for large scale production at metal injection molders,’ added Timo Schollmeier, BASF director.

According to BASF, there has been ‘tremendous growth’ in the automotive and ICT sectors in China.

This story uses material from BASF, with editorial changes made by Materials Today.