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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 »
Published June 9, 2015
BASF is increasing the prices of the polyalcohol neopentylglycol (NPG) with immediate effect or as existing contracts permit by 80 €/mt in Europe. Neopentylglycol (NPG) is a high-quality intermediate used, for example, to produce polyester re… Read More »
Published June 8, 2015
BASF's Master Builders Solutions experts have developed a new generation of polymers designed to provide significant improvements in the rheological properties of concrete. Advanced concrete mixes often demonstrate a higher viscosity due to their… Read More »
Published June 5, 2015
BASF has signed a contract to sell its global paper hydrous kaolin (PHK) business to Imerys, a leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, based in Paris, France. In September 2014, BASF announced its plan to evaluate strategic options… Read More »
Published June 2, 2015
BASF is participating in the 10th CESIO World Surfactant Congress at the Haliç Congress Center in Istanbul, Turkey, from June 1 to 3, 2015. In keeping with the theme “Surfactants in a Globalizing World — Creating New Possibilities,… Read More »
Published May 29, 2015
BASF has opened a new Agricultural Research Station in Loni Kand, Pune, India. This new research and development (R&D) center will focus on global agricultural research on herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides, as well as on solutions that go… Read More »
Published May 28, 2015
BASF's R-M Automotive Refinish paints has obtained approval for Acura’s in China. R-M products are designed to meet the demand for eco-efficient automotive refinish solutions. R-M waterborne paints are high in quality and efficiency but… Read More »
Published May 27, 2015
Is it possible to produce large quantities of high quality vegetables on a space station, about 320 kilometers away from earth? To answer this question, three twelfth-grade students from the agricultural program at the Edith Stein School in Ravensbur… Read More »
Published May 27, 2015
BASF is hosting a week-long program in New York City to address one of the world’s pressing future challenges: urban development to meet our growing population. Thought leaders, scientists, students and citizens are participating in a series of… Read More »
Published May 25, 2015
With its streamlined design featuring BASF’s exclusive “Mid-night Glimmer” coatings, Chevrolet-FNR concept car has made its global debut at Shanghai GM Gala Night before Auto Shanghai 2015. The car’s special design is attribut… Read More »
Published May 21, 2015
BASF has announced that Wintershall is ceasing its activities in Qatar and is returning Block 4 North near the North Field off the Qatari coast on May 25, 2015. Wintershall’s office in Doha will be closed. In 2013, Wintershall made the “A… Read More »
Published May 18, 2015
A team of University of Texas (UT) engineering students whose idea to harness the sun's rays to power the UFCU Disch-Falk Field — home of Texas baseball — was recently named the grand prize winner of the BASF Team Chemistry Challenge.… Read More »
Published May 13, 2015
BASF now offers all five effect pigments of its Lumina Royal product series for plastics applications. This will enable producers of plastics all over the world to create attractive design options in blue and copper color shades. Already in 2010, BAS… Read More »
Published May 12, 2015
BASF employees and the company’s McIntosh site contributed $7,000 to the American Cancer Society of Southwest Alabama to support cancer research and provide local programs and support services for individuals affected by cancer. “The w… Read More »
Published May 12, 2015
In recognition of BASF's 150th anniversary, the Freeport site donated more than 2,000 pounds of food to area food pantries — enough to feed 150 families for a day. The donation demonstrates BASF's tradition of community support, and als… Read More »
Published May 12, 2015
Effective May 15, 2015 or as contracts allow, BASF will increase prices for styrene-butadiene and styrene-acrylic latex polymers sold in North America.  Prices will increase up to $0.05 per wet pound ($0.10 per dry pound) on some Acronal, Styrof… Read More »
Published May 11, 2015
Fifth graders in Brazoria County became BASF plant technicians for a day during the 23rd annual Responsible Care Week at Brazosport College. More than 100 employee volunteers from BASF's Freeport site helped conduct the three-day event, which eng… Read More »
Published May 11, 2015
BASF’s Automotive Refinish business awarded its 2014 ColorSource™ Distributor of the Year Award to Colortone Automotive Paints at its annual ColorSource Conference. “The Los Angeles market is one of the largest and most competitive… Read More »
Published May 8, 2015
BASF and LANXESS have signed an agreement on BASF’s purchase of the polyisobutene business consisting mainly of intellectual property for a new, innovative technology to produce high molecular weight polyisobutene (HM PIB). On behalf of BASF, L… Read More »
Published May 6, 2015
BASF inaugurated its new Ultramid (polyamide 6 and 6/6.6) polymerization plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai, China. The new plant, with a capacity of 100,000 metric tons per year, will further strengthen BASF’s local produ… Read More »
Published May 6, 2015
Jack Lee, a sixth grader from David E. Owens Middle School in New Milford, New Jersey, competed against 29 other fifth to eighth grade students to win the New Jersey state You Be The Chemist Challenge. He will represent New Jersey at the 11th annual… Read More »
Published May 6, 2015
Athilesh Thanigai, an eighth-grade student from Edlin School in Reston, Virginia, competed against 19 other fifth to eighth grade students to win the Virginia state You Be The Chemist Challenge. He will represent Virginia at the 11th annual National… Read More »
Published May 6, 2015
Quin Burke , an eighth-grade student from Scarsdale Middle School in Scarsdale, New York, competed against 14 other fifth to eighth grade students to win the New York state You Be The Chemist Challenge. He will represent New York at the 11th annual N… Read More »
Published May 5, 2015
Another landmark for Wintershall in Norway: The largest internationally active German crude oil and natural gas producer and its partners have today submitted a Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for the Maria field in the Norwegian Sea to the… Read More »
Published May 5, 2015
Rishi Mago, an eighth grader from Council Rock/Newton Middle School in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, competed against 26 other fifth to eighth grade students in the Pennsylvania state You Be The Chemist Challenge.  He will represent Pennsylvania a… Read More »
Published May 4, 2015
Wayne T. Smith has been appointed the new chairman and chief executive ffficer of BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey. He succeeds Hans Engel, who as chief financial officer for BASF SE, will relocate to the company’s gl… Read More »
Published May 1, 2015
BASF awarded $10,000 in scholarships to four engineering students at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Each year, BASF awards scholarships in the spring and fall as part of the BASF Team Chemistry Scholarship Fund. "… Read More »
Published May 1, 2015
BASF Canada announced plans to donate $50,000,over five years, to the St. Lawrence College Cornwall Campus in support of the renovation of the school’s chemistry laboratory. The donation was announced by Carles Navarro, President of BASF Canada… Read More »
Published May 1, 2015
On April 23, during diversity and inclusion’s keystone event at Cipriani Wall Street, DiversityInc announced BASF came ranked #28 on its 2015 Top 50 Companies for Diversity ranking. They also ranked #10 on DiversityInc’s list of Top 10 Co… Read More »
Published May 1, 2015
BASF donated $10,000 to Wyandotte Public Schools for educational programs that will teach K-12 students about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The donation is part of BASF’s ongoing effort to increase student engagement in STEM… Read More »
Published May 1, 2015
In celebration of BASF’s 150th anniversary, employees from the company’s Mississauga headquarters teamed up with Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) to plant 150 trees on Earth Day. Employees exercised their green thumbs at Indian Summer Tra… Read More »
Published April 30, 2015
The year started off well for BASF. In the first quarter of 2015, higher volumes and positive currency effects led to sales growth. Compared with the first quarter of 2014, sales grew by 3% to €20.1 billion. “Our chemicals and our crop… Read More »
Published April 30, 2015
BASF has begun trial operations at the mononitrobenzene plant within the integrated 400,000 metric ton methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) complex in Chongqing, China. Mononitrobenzene is a precursor for the production of MDI. This MDI site cove… Read More »
BASF Employees Participate in United Way Day of Caring
Published April 29, 2015
Employees work with individuals served by the Educational Center for Independence to complete projects. Read More »
Published April 20, 2015
Effective immediately, BASF and Neuss/Germany-based Gustav Grolman GmbH & Co. KG will start an exclusive collaboration in the marketing of amine-based curing agents of the Baxxodur® brand in Europe. Grolman will initially market the BASF spec… Read More »



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