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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 »
Published April 15, 2015
The official Anniversary Event to commemorate the 150th anniversary of BASF will take place on April 23, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in the BASF Feierabendhaus. The company expects more than 1,000 international guests from government, business, research, and… Read More »
Published April 14, 2015
BASF is expanding its range of the melamine resin foam Basotect with a version which has been developed specifically for use in visible applications. The new Basotect B is white and meets the highest demands when it is used as a sound absorber for op… Read More »
Published April 9, 2015
From now on the MasterTop and MasterSeal products from the Master Builders Solutions product range will also be tinted locally at BASF sites in Germany, Czech Republic and Italy. So far, local tinting hubs only existed in Finland, England, Belgium, F… Read More »
Published April 8, 2015
BASF and the Seattle Mariners have teamed up for the fourth season to support Zero Waste promotion at Safeco Field and showcase how baseball loves chemistry. In 2011, BASF became corporate partner of the Seattle Mariners for Sustainable Saturdays, a… Read More »
Published April 8, 2015
BASF received General Motors’ (GM) Supplier of the Year Award for the 10th time in the past 13 years. The award was presented to Joe Schmondiuk, Vice President of Global Accounts BASF Corporation, during GM’s annual awards ceremony at Cob… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
BASF will once again be present with its polyurethane experts at the 2015 UTECH International Polyurethane Exhibition and Conference in Maastricht (NL). For the first time, the company will display a new roof module based on the PU system Elasto… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
The new Master Builders Solutions Training Center at BASF´s site in Oldenburg, Germany, has been officially opened. The opening ceremony took place in the presence of Ralf Spettmann, President of BASF´s Construction Chemicals Division, an… Read More »
Published March 31, 2015
Mario Mehren, currently a member of the Board of Executive Directors of Wintershall responsible for Exploration & Production Russia, North Africa and South America, has been named President of BASF’s Oil & Gas division effective July 1,… Read More »
Published March 31, 2015
BASF and Floatility have partnered for the development of an ultra-lightweight and solar-powered electric scooter. Weighing less than 12 kilograms and consisting of more than 80% composite and plastic materials from BASF, the scooter will give commut… Read More »
Published March 27, 2015
BASF will expand its capacity for the production of Paliocrom® effect pigments by more than 20 percent by 2017 in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The investment will enable the company to accommodate for the growing demand of its aluminum-based effect pig… Read More »
Published March 27, 2015
BASF has announced that Teressa Szelest, currently Senior Vice President, Global Business Unit Hygiene, Ludwigshafen, has been named President, Market & Business Development North America, effective May 1, 2015. She will be located in Florham Par… Read More »
Published March 27, 2015
BASF and Heidelberg University have signed a new agreement for their joint catalysis laboratory “Catalysis Research Laboratory” (CaRLa). The research cooperation at Heidelberg site ongoing since 2006 has been extended to October 2017. &l… Read More »
Published March 26, 2015
BASF has increased its prices for 1,6-hexanediol (HDO) in Europe with immediate effect or as contracts allow by 80 Euro per ton. BASF’s customers use HDO to manufacture industrial coatings including lower volatile organic compound formu… Read More »
Published March 26, 2015
A consortium of industrial companies, universities and research institutes recently launched project RECOBA (Cross-sectorial REal time sensing, advanced COntrol and optimization of BAtch processes, saving energy and raw materials). Project participan… Read More »
Published March 25, 2015
BASF will connect people and ideas in six locations worldwide at the Creator Space tour, a year-long, global event series aiming to address the challenges of smart energy, food and urban living. The second stop, is taking place in Shanghai, China, fr… Read More »
Published March 25, 2015
Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE said at the company’s Annual Press Conference in Ludwigshafen: “We achieved our goal for 2014.  We increased earnings – despite the disappointing economic d… Read More »
Published March 23, 2015
BASF has made progress in its plans to build a world-scale methane-to-propylene complex on the U.S. Gulf Coast. The company has selected Freeport, Texas, as the potential site. It will use Air Liquide’s proprietary Lurgi MegaMethanol and Methan… Read More »
Published March 20, 2015
BASF has now developed a flexible polyurethane integral foam that can be used to produce lightweight engine coverings with the one-shot process, i.e. with one material in one process step. The so-called soft cover, made from Elastofoam I 4603, is man… Read More »
Published March 19, 2015
A consortium of companies in the European process industry from the areas of biotechnology, renewable resources, chemistry, process engineering, equipment supply as well as research organizations recently launched project PRODIAS (PROcessing Diluted… Read More »



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