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Published November 21, 2014
BASF has signed a definitive agreement to sell its manufacturing facility for natural fish oils, medium-concentrated omega-3s, and customized bottled fish oil in Brattvåg, Norway, to Marine Ingredients, a manufacturer of marine-based ingredient… Read More »
Published November 17, 2014
BASF has completed the sale of its 50% share in Styrolution, a global styrenics supplier, to INEOS. The relevant merger control approvals have been granted. The purchase price amounts to €1.1 billion. The transaction will lead to an expected… Read More »
Published November 12, 2014
BASF's Coatings division has received an award for design. BASF designers, along with the Raum Mannheim agency, have received the “Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014” for the design of their "Under the Radar" Global Co… Read More »
Published November 10, 2014
The international “Science Award Electrochemistry” from Volkswagen and BASF goes this year to Dr. Vanessa Wood, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Switzerland. T… Read More »
Published November 6, 2014
Effective today, or as contracts allow, BASF is increasing prices for the majority of products in its additives and stabilizers portfolio for plastic applications as well as for several light stabilizers for coating applications by up to 10%. Pric… Read More »
Published November 4, 2014
BASF Wolman GmbH, the European market leader in wood protection, has officially launched its new corporate brand design during a two day customer symposium in Baden-Baden, Germany. About 90 global key customers and business partners attended the even… Read More »
Published October 31, 2014
BASF and Hemmelrath Technologies, a company that is specialized in modular facility concepts for the production of paint and coatings, have decided to cooperate in order to develop future-oriented concepts of pigment technology. The aim pursued by bo… Read More »
Published October 30, 2014
BASF's Coatings division has received the Materialica Design + Technology Silver Award 2014 in the "Surface & Technology" category for its XSpark automotive coating. The distinction was awarded during the 17th International Trade Fa… Read More »
Published October 30, 2014
BASF and Toda Kogyo Corp., an industry leader in the development and manufacture of cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries, have agreed to form a joint venture for cathode active materials (CAM) in Japan.  Under terms of the agreement, B… Read More »
Published October 29, 2014
BASF's Coatings division has received the Materialica Design + Technology Silver Award 2014 in the "Surface & Technology" category for its XSpark automotive coating. The distinction was awarded during the 17th International Trade Fa… Read More »
Published October 29, 2014
BASF Venture Capital has led a $3 million Series A financing with a $1.5 million investment in SLIPS Technologies Inc. based in Cambridge, Massachusetts . The Swiss entrepreneur and private investor Hansjörg Wyss has also participated in the fin… Read More »
Published October 28, 2014
BASF will expand the production capacity of its existing world-scale production plant for tertiary Butylamine (tBA) at the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park in China. The company plans to increase the existing production capacity by 60 percent, from 10,… Read More »
Personnel Changes at BASF
Published October 27, 2014
The Board of Executive Directors of BASF has made several personnel changes Gabriel Tanbourgi, president of the Care Chemicals division, will retire effective December 31, 2014. He will be succeeded by Hans-W. Reiners, who is currently president of… Read More »
Published October 24, 2014
Sales of BASF Group grew by 3% compared with the previous third quarter, reaching €18.3 billion. A sharp rise in volumes in the Natural Gas Trading business sector was mainly responsible for this growth. Income from operations (EBIT) before spec… Read More »
Published October 23, 2014
BASF has launched the first designfabrik outside Europe in Tokyo, Japan. The second designfabrik worldwide will strengthen BASF’s capabilities as a provider for comprehensive solutions supporting customers from various industries not only with… Read More »
Changes in the Board of Executive Directors of BASF
Published October 23, 2014
The Supervisory Board of BASF SE has appointed Sanjeev Gandhi  to the Board of Executive Directors effective December 1, 2014. He has been head of BASF’s Intermediates division since 2010. After 12  years on the Board of Executive Di… Read More »
Published October 17, 2014
 At the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) on October 27. – 29. 2014 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, BASF will showcase its range of innovative chemical solutions as well as sustainable solutions for the upstream oil and… Read More »
Published October 16, 2014
BASF and Archroma have agreed on the sale of BASF’s global textile chemicals business to Archroma, a supplier of specialty chemicals to the textile, paper and emulsions industries. Archroma is a portfolio company of SK Capital Partners, a priva… Read More »
Published October 16, 2014
BASF  inaugurated its expanded mobile emissions catalysts manufacturing operation in Shanghai, China, further strengthening the company’s regional presence and its position as a leading supplier to the automotive industry. The inauguratio… Read More »
Published October 15, 2014
BASF has apointed Gerry Podesta senior vice president for the Dispersions & Pigments business in North America.  Podesta succeeds Derek Fairclough, who will lead BASF’s Environmental, Health, Safety & Security organization.  M… Read More »
BASF Names Toomey Senior Vice President North American Coatings Business
Published October 15, 2014
Christopher Toomey, senior vice president of Regional Procurement for BASF in North America, will assume responsibility for the BASF Coatings business in North America. He succeeds Juan Carlos Ordoñez, senior vice president, who will move to l… Read More »
Published October 14, 2014
Ultramid A3U42G6 is now part of BASF’s plastics portfolio Read More »
Published October 13, 2014
 From October 14-16, 2014, BASF will be presenting functional materials and solutions for the future of mobility at the International Suppliers Fair (IZB) in Wolfsburg, Germany. At booth 2203 in Hall 2, BASF experts will inform visitors about pr… Read More »
Published October 8, 2014
Colorcon, Inc. and BASF announce their cooperation for using immediate release coating polymer Kollicoat IR for Colorcon’s fully formulated ready-to-use coatings. Adding Kollicoat IR as an alternative for use in targeted Opadry complete film c… Read More »
Published October 6, 2014
BASF and Smart Planet Technologies are currently discussing a possible strategic partnership concerning the mineralized coating technology, EarthCoating, for paper packaging applications. EarthCoating is a sustainable and cost efficient alternative… Read More »
Published September 26, 2014
 The fire performance of Palusol fire protection panels has recently been given the top A1 rating for construction products under European DIN EN 13501-1, which means that Palusol is now classified as a “non-combustible” construction… Read More »
Published September 24, 2014
 BASF is changing the organizational set-up of its paper chemicals business to strengthen its competitiveness and better meet the needs of the paper industry. BASF is a leading global supplier to the paper industry and offers a comprehensive ran… Read More »
Published September 15, 2014
BASF, Cargill and Novozymes today announced the achievement of another milestone in their joint development of technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. The team has demonstrated the successful conversion of 3-hydroxypropioni… Read More »
Published September 12, 2014
 BASF Group company Wintershall is further expanding its oil and gas production and reserves in the North Sea. Wintershall will acquire shares in the two producing fields Gjøa (5%) and Vega (24.5%), the development project Aasta Hansteen… Read More »
Published September 12, 2014
BASF will expand the manufacturing plant for its LIX® product range at its Cork site, Ireland. An investment is underway with production scheduled by end of 1Q, 2015. The LIX product range of Solvent Extractants is used for hydrometallurgical ex… Read More »
Published September 11, 2014
BASF was again included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World). The company has been especially recognized for its engagement in the areas eco-efficiency, environmental reporting, labor practice and human rights. The DJSI World is o… Read More »
Published September 11, 2014
BASF announced the start-up of a new butadiene extraction plant at its Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium. The plant has an annual production capacity of 155,000 metric tons. The plant in Antwerp is BASF’s second butadiene extraction plant in Eu… Read More »
Published September 10, 2014
 Novatec Solar and BASF have successfully commissioned a solar thermal demonstration plant based on a new type of molten salt technology, known as direct molten salt or DMS technology. The plant is located on the site of the solar-thermal power… Read More »
Published September 10, 2014
 In order to better help its customers align environmental and societal aspects with business success, BASF has developed a new process for steering its portfolio based on sustainability criteria. The Sustainable Solution Steering method is used… Read More »
Published September 8, 2014
With immediate effect, BASF is increasing its European sales prices for methylamines and methylamine derivatives as follows, Methylamine (Mono-, Di-, Tri-) + € 50 per metric ton Dimethylaminopropylamine (DMAPA) + € 40 per metric ton Dim… Read More »
Published September 4, 2014
BASF is introducing a new claim “We create chemistry” in its logo. This change to the company’s brand identity underlines how BASF collaborates and innovates with customers and partners to contribute to a sustainable future. The new… Read More »
Published August 29, 2014
 With effect from September 1, 2014, or as contracts allow, BASF will increase prices for numerous pigments and dyes by up to 15 percent worldwide. The products affected are predominantly azo pigments, yellow and red high performance pigments, e… Read More »
Published August 28, 2014
 BASF  inaugurated its new production plant for concrete admixtures in Nairobi. The production site will allow BASF to better meet the increasing demand for construction chemicals of customers in Eastern Africa. There, BASF produces standar… Read More »
Published August 25, 2014
PSA Peugeot Citroën has presented awards to its best suppliers. BASF’s Coatings division received the award for its CathoGuard  800 cathodic e-coat. This is applied to the vehicle body to protect it from corrosion. The special benefit… Read More »
Published August 19, 2014
High summer temperatures can cause cracks during the drying stage of industrial flooring concrete. MasterKure 111WB from BASF prevents this and takes effect a step earlier than conventional curing compounds. Summertime construction can be treacherou… Read More »
Published August 18, 2014
With immediate effect, or as existing contracts permit, BASF is increasing the sales prices in Asia Pacific for ethanolamines (EOA) as follows: Monoethanolamine  (MEOA)   +60 USD/mt Diethanolamine  (DEOA)  +70 USD/mt Trieth… Read More »
Published August 18, 2014
BASF and the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES), building on a decade of successful joint research and development, are expanding their cooperation on emissions reduction. Under a new strategic agreement, the two organizations… Read More »
Published August 18, 2014
The Passive House “Bruck” built by Landsea Group at its Green Building Research and Development Center in Changxing, Zhejiang Province, China was inaugurated and certified by the Passive House Institute of Germany. This is the first Passi… Read More »
Published August 14, 2014
BASF Venture Capital has invested €1 million in the technology company SmartKem, based in St. Asaph, Wales. The total investment of the financing round was €3 million. Further investors with equal terms were Octopus Investments and Entrepre… Read More »
Published August 8, 2014
BASF is the first European manufacturer to have completely switched a production plant for XPS (extruded polystyrene rigid foam) to a new polymeric flame retardant (PolyFR). Styrodur insulating panels produced at BASF’s plant in Tudela, Spain,… Read More »
By Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
Published August 7, 2014
Satisfying the color preferences of car buyers across the world  is becoming more challenging for producers of  OEM coatings and their raw materials. The choice of colors has been broadening because of the development of new materials and a… Read More »
Published August 7, 2014
U.S. 8,629,207 B2 BASF has obtained a patent for a n aqueous coating formulation comprised of a substituted, branched polyethyleneimine, which is obtained by a process comprised of reacting a branched polyethyleneimine having a weight-average molecul… Read More »
Published August 1, 2014
This year’s BASF Coatings Color Collection 2014/2015 report, “Under the Radar,” predicts a new level of normality is coming as North America bounces back from the recession and society embraces the unpretentious beauty of the &ldquo… Read More »
Published July 28, 2014
BASF SE and AIM Filtertech have started  production of valure in Pune, India. AIM Filtertech is the first company globally to receive a technology license for the commercial production of valure. The production plant, wholly-owned by AIM Filtert… Read More »
Published July 28, 2014
 BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, recently broke ground on the second phase of its Innovation Campus Asia Pacific at its Pudong site in Shanghai, China. The €90 million expansion consists of an additional regional research… Read More »



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