BASF opened a 54,000-sf facility at Innovation Campus Shanghai in March of 2019. The $28 million project houses the Automotive Application Center which features a 3D robotic simulator, a state-of-the-art spray booth for electrostatic applications, and a physical testing lab. The sustainably designed structure also accommodates the Process Catalysis Research & Development Center which offers highly specialized testing units for evaluating solid catalyst performance as well as advanced facilities for solids processing. The project features an integrated rooftop filtering unit to mitigate volatile organic chemicals and an advanced wastewater treatment system to remove industrial effluents. The duration of construction for the facility was 15 months.