Baerlocher expands capacity to support its leadership in calcium-based stabilizers and launches production of metal soaps in China

Baerlocher, a leading global manufacturer of additives for the plastics industry, continues to invest significantly in its production plant in Changzhou. The company is actively supporting the Chinese plastics industry in its ongoing transition to sustainable calcium-based stabilizer systems for PVC applications. Baerlocher exhibits at booth N1C0 during Chinaplas 2016 in Shanghai from April 25-28.

In addition to the move away from lead, fittings stabilized with methyl tin face scrutiny due to water quality concerns, consequently, replacement by calcium-based stabilizers is expected here as well.
Baerlocher leads the transition with calcium-based PVC stabilizers in China
Since commencing production of calcium-based stabilizers at its Changzhou plant in 2012, Baerlocher has lead the change, introducing Calcium based stabilizers in all PVC applications with sales in China already in excess of 20Ktpa.
In 2016, an investment of $5m will take the total investment to date to $25m which has provided further increase to its capacity to produce non dusting Calcium based stabilizers to support the ongoing transition. The company’s Malaysian plant continues to support the growth in China supplying Calcium based stabilizers to supplement the security of supply with identical technology.
“Baerlocher is by far the largest company from outside China to significantly invest in supporting the Chinese plastics industry during its transition to calcium-based stabilization, “Our Chinese company serves China, providing solutions using our trusted technology and quality developed from our global experience of supporting customers make the change to Calcium based stabilizers.” said Wilson Wang, General Manager of Baerlocher Plastic Additives (Jiangsu).
As the market for calcium-based stabilizer systems continues to gather pace, key factors for Baerlocher’s ‪continuing success in China include competitiveness, service and innovation. With a range of products that is firmly established across the globe for all PVC applications, plus a highly-efficient local production plant and an experienced team on the ground, Baerlocher is perfectly placed to achieve its goals.
Raw material integration clearly sets Baerlocher apart from its competitors and will be vital to maintaining our competitiveness,” added Andy Jones, Global Head of the Business Unit PVC Additives of the Baerlocher Group of Companies. “As a result, the decision to produce metal soaps – critical raw materials for calcium-based stabilizers – is a logical progression that will help us strengthen our position in the region.” Baerlocher also intends to sell non-dusting and powder stearates in various polymer and non-polymer markets in China.
About Baerlocher:
The Baerlocher Group is a leading manufacturer of additives for the plastics industry. Its portfolio includes a broad range of stabilizers and other additives suitable for all polymer applications.
Baerlocher has a strong focus on customer and employee needs, and is highly committed to innovation and sustainability. Its pioneering and proactive role is underlined by the support provided to the PVC industry in the transition from lead- to calcium-based stabilizers, and by its innovative lubricant systems for wood plastic composites.
Baerlocher embraces the principles of responsible care. It operates an ISO 9001-certified quality management system, and an environmental management system compliant with ISO 14001. Baerlocher plays a positive role in both the business community and society as a whole. This includes work within industry associations, and the provision of training opportunities in a variety of disciplines.
The Baerlocher Group has production plants around the globe, and operates a sales network serving all major countries. 
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