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Published August 28, 2015
A group of Ascension Parish high school students recently attended BASF TECH Academy – a newly-launched four-day program hosted at River Parishes Community College (RPCC) in Burnside, Louisiana to learn about technical careers. "Through… Read More »
Published August 28, 2015
BASF has begun its first production of diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) at its wholly-owned site in Chongqing, China. Production will be ramped up gradually in line with market demand. MDI is an important component for polyurethanes – an e… Read More »
Published August 27, 2015
 BASF donated $5,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit (BBBSMD). The donation  will help the agency provide professional one-to-one mentoring to  children facing adversity; and raise awareness about the need for adult… Read More »
Published August 27, 2015
BASF signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Hawkins, Inc., for the distribution of BASF’s Water Solutions portfolio throughout the Midwestern United States.  Product lines included in the agreement are BASF’s Zetag, Magnaflo… Read More »
BASF Predicts Car Colors for Model Year 2019 & Beyond
Published August 25, 2015
BASF's new trend collection features 65 global automotive paint colors for 2019 and beyond. The colors explore the powerful potential of Real Authentic Ways (RAW). This overarching theme emerged from trend findings that society is focused on simp… Read More »
Published August 25, 2015
BASF has extended its range of high-quality bio-based polyols sold under the Sovermol trademark. The products are used for manufacturing extremely low-emission 2K PU coatings for interior and exterior applications. With Sovermol 830 BASF is launching… Read More »
Published August 21, 2015
MT Paint Chemical Production and Trading Co., Ltd., BASF’s exclusive importer for R-M products, has opened its second Refinish Competence Center (RCC) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This new training facility, with a total area of 800 square met… Read More »
Published August 21, 2015
 BASF in conjunction with HORN, its extender distributor in the western region of the United States, received the 2014 Supplier Excellence award from Behr Paint, one of the largest suppliers of architectural paint and exterior wood care products… Read More »
Published August 19, 2015
According to BASF, cars do not simply consist of solid materials such as steel, plastics or glass. Various different fluids are also essential for a smooth driving experience. Many of these fluids (depicted in blue) contain BASF products. They lessen… Read More »
Published August 19, 2015
At booth 1341, BASF is showcasing its comprehensive range of sustainable water treatment solutions dedicated to the desalination industry at the World Congress of the International Desalination Association (IDA) being held in San Diego, California, U… Read More »
Published August 12, 2015
With the polyurethane foam system Elastoflex E from BASF it is possible for the first time to mass-produce an exterior car part featuring a honeycomb sandwich structure with a class-A film. The roof module in the standard model of the new smart fortw… Read More »
Published August 12, 2015
BASF inaugurated its new resin and electrocoat plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) in Shanghai. In line with BASF’s approach to stay close to customers worldwide, this new plant will further strengthen BASF’s local manufac… Read More »
Published August 11, 2015
BASF is investing in the expansion and flexibilization of its production facilities to manufacture chelating agents at its site in Ludwigshafen. By increasing the production capacity, the company is responding to the rapidly growing global demand for… Read More »
Published August 7, 2015
BASF welcomed six college students as interns this past summer. The interns, three of which are students at the University of South Alabama, received firsthand working experience in the areas of chemical process technology and engineering.  &… Read More »
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published August 4, 2015
BASF’s deck coating applicator training program in North America offers contractors, engineers and other construction professionals “hands on” application experience with the Master Builders Solutions brand of high performance p… Read More »
Published August 3, 2015
BASF's new trend collection features 65 global automotive paint colors for 2019 and beyond. The colors explore the powerful potential of Real Authentic Ways (RAW). This overarching theme emerged from trend findings that society is focused on simp… Read More »
Published July 31, 2015
BASF subsidiary Wintershall intends to participate in expanding the capacities of the Nord Stream pipeline, which delivers Russian natural gas to European customers via the Baltic Sea. A Memorandum of Understanding to this effect was signed today. Th… Read More »
Published July 30, 2015
BASF has announced plans to exit the dimer and polyamide resin business due to the North American market decline over the past 15 years driven by excess market capacity and a decline in key markets including printing. The decision will result in the… Read More »
Published July 28, 2015
Yara International ASA and BASF have broken ground on a world scale ammonia plant at the BASF site in Freeport, Texas. Total capital investment for the plant – which is expected to come online in 2017 – is estimated at $600 million. As pa… Read More »
Published July 24, 2015
“In the second quarter of 2015, we improved our sales and earnings despite lower growth in some markets and continuing volatile raw material prices. In the first half of 2015, our earnings matched the level of the first half of the previous yea… Read More »
Published July 22, 2015
The Supervisory Board of BASF SE has extended the appointment of BASF Chairman Dr. Kurt Bock (57) to the Board of Executive Directors as well as his appointment as Chairman until the end of the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in 2021. The appointm… Read More »
Published July 22, 2015
BASF will form a global business unit (GBU) combining all of its pigments activities effective January 2016. In the second half of 2016, BASF intends to carve out its pigments business and establish separate legal entities. With sales of about &eu… Read More »
08 BASF Coatings
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published July 22, 2015
08 BASF Coatings Muenster, Germany www.basf-coatings.com PUBLIC COMPANY YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1865 REVENUE:  $3.57 billion t (2013: $3.95 billion) MARKETS SERVED • Automotive OEM • Automotive refinish • Commercial vehicles… Read More »
Published July 21, 2015
BASF and PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) will build a new world-scale production plant for highly reactive polyisobutene (HR-PIB) at the site of their existing joint venture, BASF PETRONAS Chemicals Sdn Bhd, in Kuantan, Malaysia. The plant,… Read More »
Published July 21, 2015
BASF recently awarded scholarships totaling $6,000 to nine local high school seniors through the company’s local and corporate scholarship programs. “BASF's scholarships reward students for outstanding academic performance and enco… Read More »
Published July 16, 2015
Every year, BASF Coatings' Global Trend Book presents 65 new trend colors for automotive OEM coating. In addition to original color samples from the new paint collection, it also offers the carmakers' designers in-depth background information… Read More »
Published July 16, 2015
Roberta Magarotto, director of development at BASF Construction Chemicals Europe, has received an award of the Committee for the Organization of International Conferences for her outstanding contributions in the area of concrete technology and chemic… Read More »
Published July 14, 2015
Supporting the increasing demand for ecologically sound and user friendly products, BASF commissioned a new production plant for form release agents that is among the most advanced and most efficient in Europe. Opened at the company’s in Sta&sz… Read More »
Published July 14, 2015
Effective Aug 1, 2015 or as contracts allow, BASF will increase prices for styrene-butadiene latex polymers sold in North America.   As a consequence of recent cost increases in production and delivery, prices will increase up to $0.05 per… Read More »
Published July 14, 2015
The Sealant, Waterproofing & Restoration Institute (SWR Institute) recently validated BASF’s Deck Coating Applicator and Wall Coating Applicator training courses offered in the US and Canada. BASF’s applicator training programs off… Read More »
Published July 14, 2015
BASF will begin increasing the price for Caprolactam and polyamide (PA) 6 polymer by $0.10 per pound in North America, effective July 15, 2015 or as contracts allow.… Read More »
Published July 14, 2015
BASF awarded scholarships totaling $30,000 to three area students. The scholarships cover tuition and fees at Alabama Southern Community College (ASCC). In addition, the students have been offered positions as summer interns at the BASF site in McInt… Read More »
Published July 8, 2015
Effective Aug 1, 2015 or as contracts allow, BASF will increase prices for styrene-butadiene latex polymers sold in North America.   As a consequence of recent cost increases in production and delivery, prices will increase up to $0.05 per… Read More »
Published July 8, 2015
Archroma, a global provider of specialty chemicals for the textile, paper and emulsions sectors, announced today that it has closed the acquisition of BASF’s global* textile chemicals business. The acquisition further solidifies Archroma’… Read More »
Published July 3, 2015
The world’s first plastic transmission crossbeam in the rear axle subframe has been developed by ContiTech Vibration Control and BASF for the S-Class from Mercedes-Benz. It is made from the engineering plastic Ultramid A3WG10 CR, a specialty po… Read More »
Published July 3, 2015
XSpark, BASF’s Coatings division has developed a color effect that has now been honored in one of the world’s most prestigious design competitions: the Red Dot Award: Product Design. For the first time in the 60-year history of the compe… Read More »
Published July 2, 2015
BASF and Fraunhofer IPMS-CNT announced that they have joined forces to develop innovative solutions for the semiconductor industry. BASF has installed a modern tool for electrochemical metal deposition at the Fraunhofer IPMS Center for Nanoelectronic… Read More »
Published July 1, 2015
 BASF is selling its 25 percent share in the joint venture SolVin to Solvay. The transaction will take place on July 1, 2015. Financial details were not disclosed. In addition, BASF has reached agreements with Solvay and Inovyn to continue to s… Read More »
Published June 29, 2015
BASF will lift Force Majeure declared on May 21 for ethylene oxide (EO)-based products produced in Europe in the portfolio of Home Care and Industrial & Institutional Cleaning, Formulation Technologies, AgChem Additives and certain EO-based produ… Read More »
Published June 24, 2015
BASF SE has entered into a technology license agreement with EM.tec design GmbH for the production of valure. The new production plant, located in Bingen, Germany, will have an annual capacity of about 1.5 million square meters of surface finished ma… Read More »
Published June 24, 2015
BASF is hosting a Science Symposium in Chicago to address one of the world’s pressing future challenges: sustainable food. Under the banner of “Sustainable Food Chain – From Field to Table,” eminent scientists, academics, and… Read More »
Published June 24, 2015
In April, BASF commissioned the pilot plant for the manufacturing of SLENTITE, its new high-performance product. The large-sized insulating panels will initially serve the optimization of the performance profile and will subsequently be supplied to s… Read More »
Published June 22, 2015
R-M participated in The 34th Auto Service Show at Booth 421, East Hall 4, Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight) in Tokyo, Japan from June 19 – 21, 2015. At the show, R-M showcased ONYX HD automotive refinish paint system, incl… Read More »
Published June 19, 2015
BASF inaugurated its world-scale production complex for acrylic acid, butyl acrylate and superabsorbent polymers in Camaçari, Bahia, Brazil. These are the first plants for acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers in South America. The complex… Read More »
Published June 18, 2015
Due to production problems in the Hexamethylenediamine (HMD)-plant in Seal Sands (UK), BASF has declared Force Majeure for Hexamethylenediamine (HMD), AH salt and Polyamide 66 polymer on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015. As a result, BASF is declaring For… Read More »
Published June 18, 2015
Students from the Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Department at the University of Minnesota won a BASF Science Competition with a proposal for bio-based degradable polyurethane foams.  The team presented a new technology that could tr… Read More »
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published June 16, 2015
Raman Ramachandron, Chairman & Managing Director of BASF India Ltd., discusses the country's role in BASF's growth strategy. Read More »
Published June 12, 2015
BASF’s sound-absorbing Basotect TG melamine foam is now being used for the acoustic layer in the Volkswagen EA888 engine for the Jetta, Golf, Passat, Tiguan, and Beetle models produced in North America. Volkswagen chose Basotect-based acoustic… Read More »
Published June 12, 2015
BASF will attend the World Forum for chemical technology and process engineering at the ACHEMA exhibition in Frankfurt from June 15 – 19, 2015 on Stand C37 in Hall 8. BASF’s Competence Center Engineering and Maintenance will present selec… Read More »
Published June 10, 2015
Highest durability levels, outstanding coloristics and excellent processability in both, water- and solvent-based systems: Suppliers of automotive coatings have high expectations when it comes to pigments. BASF aims to meet the requirements of its cu… Read More »



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