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Navi Mumbai: BASF today signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Shanghai Zhengming Modern Logistics Co., Ltd. (Zhengming) to develop insulating polyurethane (PU) sandwich panels, for use in the construction of refrigerated storages for the cold chain industry in China.

Desmond Long (left), Vice President Performance Materials Greater China and Huang Zhengming (right), CEO of Zhengming signing the Strategic Cooperation Agreement

Under the agreement, BASF will support information and technology exchange as well as market development while Zhengming will designate BASF as its PU supplier for all joint cold storage projects. The two parties will also explore joint marketing and promotion opportunities for PU sandwich panels.

“China’s cold chain industry has been developing rapidly, driven by increasing living standards and food safety requirements,” said Huang Zhengming, CEO, Zhengming. “Owing to the superior fire performance and thermal insulation of BASF’s Elastopir® solution, we will be able to bring even fresher food to the consumers through high-quality refrigerated transport and cold storage facilities.”

Group photo of BASF and Zhenming change the gift and strategic cooperation plaque

BASF’s Elastopir is used in the core of insulated sandwich panels. In addition to being energy-efficient and safe, Elastopir also offers customers a more sustainable solution as fewer flame retardants and no bromine are needed for production.

 

“We have typically collaborated with various partners along the cold chain, such as panel producers, to develop PU sandwich panels. This new collaboration marks a significant milestone for BASF, as we are collaborating directly with a cold storage owner,” said Desmond Long, Vice President, Business Management, Performance Materials Greater China, BASF. “We would like to thank Zhengming for this exciting opportunity and look forward to enhancing the cold chain supply in China together.”

 

More information on Elastopir, can be gained by visiting the website: https://plastics- rubber.basf.com/global/en/performance_polymers/products/elastopir.html

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