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BASF launches new product range for metal injection molding



BASF recently for metal injection molding industry has two Catamold ® Catamold ® products: 17-4PH K and Catamold 316L K ®. These two very cost-effective stainless steel feed can help the metal injection molding manufacturers to significantly reduce the cost of manufacturing the same, metal parts with high quality and performance.

Thanks to the new formula, BASF increase the efficiency of production process. "We hope will transfer the economies of scale to the customer," Dr. Matthias Pfeiffer is responsible for Catamold ® global businessmanagement said, "the cost of raw materials is reduced, customers will be able to explore new markets, and enhance the competitiveness of technology."

BASF for global customers to provide the two new products, and can be used for industrial scale projects; BASFteam of experts will provide technical support for all customers.

In 2012 December, BASF announced a new production of Catamold ® feeding in Taiwan a Buddism godness Guanyin factory, and in the second half of 2013 put into production. In addition to Ludwigshafen in Germany,technical service laboratories, a few months ago, BASF in Shanghai set up a Catamold ® technology laboratory.BASF metal systems business unit vice president Stefan Koser said: "this investment represents BASF to promote the development of metal injection molding industry commitment."

Catamold ® is a BASF for metal powder injection molding (MIM) and ceramic powder injection molding (CIM)industry the use of raw materials, product portfolio consists of low alloy steel, stainless steel, special alloy and ceramic etc.. Catamold ® has been used in many fields, used in the electronic, automotive and consumer goods industry is particularly widespread. Thanks to the Catamold ®, the geometry of complex parts are now able to finish machining in the traditional injection molding equipment. It is made of metal and ceramic as easily as plastic molding, to create a new possible machining complex parts; in addition, it also has economic and technical advantages, prominent include: high degree of automation, shape, range, near net shape manufacturing, mechanical performance is excellent.

About BASF in China

The origin of BASF and the Greater China market can be traced back to 1885, and from then on BASF's Chinafaithful partner. BASF is one of the largest Chinese chemical field of foreign investment, the main investmentproject is located in Nanjing, Shanghai and Chongqing, which is located in Shanghai BASF Asia Pacific innovationpark is Asia Pacific R & D center. In 2012, BASF sales in China about 6700000000 euros, up to the end of the year the number of employees to 8435. At the same time, BASF in China has 21 main subsidiary companies and 10 main joint venture. For more information, please visit:

About BASF

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: TheChemicalCompany. Company products include chemicals,plastics, performance products, crop protection products and crude oil and natural gas. We will be successful economic, social responsibility and environmental protection combined. Through science and innovation, we helpclients from all walks of life to meet current and future needs of society. Our products and system solutions for thecontribution of protection of resources, guarantee nutrition and improve the quality of life to make. Thiscontribution summarizes our enterprise tenet: "create chemistry -- the pursuit of sustainable development in the future". BASF in 2012 global sales of about 72100000000 euros, by the end of 2012, about 110000 employees.For more information, please visit: about BASF or social media room