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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 »
Published March 19, 2015
BASF and ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company (EMRE) have concluded an agreement on EMRE’s FLEXSORBTM technology. The agreement provides BASF with the right to sublicense the technology and supply the related solvent to third parties.… Read More »
Published March 18, 2015
BASF’s coveted Innovative Product of the Year Award for 2014 was given to PT Hutchins, a KODA Distribution Group company. Jon Kleinman, Territory Sales Manager and Doug Kercher President of PT Hutchins accepted the award from BASF last week in… Read More »
Published March 10, 2015
BASF will present the European research and construction project BuildTog at MIPIM (Le marché international des professionnels de l’immobilier) event in Cannes, France at booth C21.B7. The aim of the project is to create solutions f… Read More »
Published March 9, 2015
The Carbon Company and the chemical company BASF have concluded the joint research of a new composite material system as an important development step of their collaboration. The system aims at enhancing the cost-effectiveness of manufacturing thermo… Read More »
Published March 9, 2015
The first of three science symposia being held by BASF in the year of its 150th anniversary will be held March 9-10 in Ludwigshafen. More than 600 top ranking scientists from academia and business will be discussing the entir… Read More »
Published March 6, 2015
BASF has made bio-based Polytetrahydrofuran 1000 (PolyTHF 1000) available for the first time. The company is now providing this intermediate to selected partners for testing various applications in a large scale. “The bio-based PolyTHF 1000 is… Read More »
Published March 6, 2015
As a supplier and development partner for composite applications involving polyurethanes, epoxy resins and thermoplastics, BASF will be participating in the "JEC Composites Show", which runs from March 10-12, 2015 in Paris, Hall 7.2, Booth… Read More »
Published March 5, 2015
BASF is launching a new binder – Acrodur Power 2750 X. The product is designed for the production of natural fiber composites for automotive lightweight applications such as interior car door panels or shelves. As a low-emission alternative to… Read More »
Published March 5, 2015
BASF is significantly expanding its production capacity for about 20 specialty amines at its Verbund site in Ludwigshafen. The company will therefore invest a double-digit million euro amount in expanding current production facilities, which are plan… Read More »
Published March 4, 2015
BASF is raising prices for Formic Acid 85% by 40 EUR/mt (or 45 USD/mt) in Europe effective immediately or as existing contracts permit. Prices for Formic Acid 94% will be increased accordingly on a pro rata basis.  Formic acid… Read More »
Published March 3, 2015
BASF and FoundOcean Ltd. have launched an integrated material‑and‑service system for the provision of a new high‑strength grout, MasterFlow 9800, in Edinburgh, UK. The new MasterFlow 9800 high-strength grout is the result of over three years o… Read More »
Published March 2, 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 developmen… Read More »
Published February 26, 2015
On Friday, February 27, 2015, the Annual Press Conference of BASF SE will be held in Ludwigshafen, Germany. At 10:30 a.m. (CET) BASF’s Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors Dr. Kurt Bock and CFO Dr. Hans-Ulrich Engel will present the 201… Read More »
Published February 26, 2015
BASF and Toda Kogyo Corp. have formally established “BASF TODA Battery Materials LLC” with the closing of their joint venture agreement announced in October 2014. The new company will provide cathode active materials (CAM) for lithium-ion… Read More »
Published February 24, 2015
Following its registration on the DGNB (German Sustainable Building Council) Navigator platform, BASF’s MasterTop products have now been granted the DGNB Navigator Label. This label allows the manufacturer to demonstrate its commitment to susta… Read More »
Published February 23, 2015
The BASF site in Freeport, Texas, hosted a grand opening ceremony today for its first new plant to come online since 2007, adding a new product mix to the Freeport portfolio. The dispersions plant manufactures acrylic emulsion polymers that are for… Read More »
Published February 20, 2015
Yara International and BASF Group have agreed to build a world scale ammonia plant at BASF’s site in Freeport, Texas. The plant will use hydrogen as raw material, reducing capital expenditures (capex), maintenance and carbon dioxide emissions s… Read More »
Published February 19, 2015
BASF and PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) will build a new world-scale production plant for 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid (2-EHAcid) at the site of their existing joint venture, BASF PETRONAS Chemicals, in Kuantan, Malaysia. The construction of this plan… Read More »
Published February 18, 2015
BASF has completed the installation and start-up of new high-performance milling and decanning equipment at its Cinderford, Gloucestershire, UK, precious metal recycling operation, more than doubling the plant’s production capacity. The Cind… Read More »
Published February 10, 2015
BASF is going to significantly increase its production capacities of bismuth vanadate pigments in Besigheim near Stuttgart Germany. The additional capacities will be available as of 2017. Bismuth vanadate pigments are yellow pigments with a special g… Read More »
Published February 10, 2015
The Open Innovation Contest BASF is starting today aims to find ideas to store energy from renewable energy sources. The context calls for sustainable technologies which are capable of storing power from the grid and feeding it back into it. Together… Read More »
Published February 5, 2015
BASF is going to significantly increase its production capacities of bismuth vanadate pigments in Besigheim near Stuttgart. The additional capacities will be available as of 2017. Bismuth vanadate pigments are yellow pigments with a special greenish… Read More »
Published February 3, 2015
BASF Shanghai Coatings Co., Ltd., one of the leading automotive coatings suppliers in China, has recently been awarded the “Excellent Supplier Award 2014” by Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company and Zhengzhou Nissan Automobile Co., L… Read More »
Published February 3, 2015
BASF launched a new wall coating in the U.S. and Canada, engineered for enhanced protection of vertical concrete, concrete masonry units (CMU) and masonry. MasterProtect C 350 hydrophobic coating is the latest addition to the MasterProtect line of p… Read More »
Published January 29, 2015
BASF is expanding its production footprint in Asia Pacific with the start-up of its first production plant for polymer dispersions in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia. This production plant is built at the existing BASF production site, located in the Pasir Gu… Read More »
Published January 26, 2015
BASF’s new European competence center for flooring and waterproofing systems at Oldenburg, Germany, is now fully operational. Manufacture of the Masters Builders Solutions products has been relocated from Schaffhausen, Switzerland. This relocat… Read More »
Published January 22, 2015
BASF plans to invest up to €56 million in the expansion of its Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) value chain over the next four years. PVP is a polymer which is used in diverse industries, for example the pharmaceutical or the personal and home care se… Read More »
Published January 21, 2015
Two years after being launched in the European markets, BASF's MasterSeal 6100 FX has become a reality used in several European countries and in the most complex and demanding waterproofing projects. MasterSeal 6100 FX is a highly flexible a… Read More »
Published January 21, 2015
BASF will increase its production capacities for the chemical intermediate 1,4-butanediol (BDO) by 10 percent at its site in Geismar, Louisiana, as of 2016. The company will then have a global capacity of BDO of 670,000 metric tons per year. BASF wi… Read More »
Published January 20, 2015
The paints and coatings industry in Europe faces substantial challenges. Efficient production is meant to go hand in hand with ever better performance. At the same time, coatings must meet the increasing demand for health-friendly and resource-saving… Read More »
Published January 20, 2015
MAAS Profile/BEMO Systems GmbH company group has teamed up with BASF to develop the first bracket for ventilated façades made of the thermoplastic Ultramid to be awarded a DIBt (Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik) national technical approv… Read More »
Published January 20, 2015
BASF is expanding its product range of extruded polystyrene rigid foam panels (XPS) under the brand name Styrodur to include a new product: Styrodur 3000 CS, which has the same thermal conductivity of 33 mW/mK across all panel thicknesses from 30 to… Read More »
Published January 19, 2015
The paints and coatings industry in Europe faces substantial challenges. Efficient production is meant to go hand in hand with ever better performance, according to BASF. At the same time, coatings must meet the increasing demand for health-friendly… Read More »
Published January 19, 2015
BASF and Save the Children will pool their expertise to develop solutions including improvement of water accessibility and quality in Mumbai, and livelihoods and food security in the Turkana region of Kenya. The project development partnership will… Read More »
Published January 19, 2015
BASF showcases chemistry’s contribution at the BAU trade fair from January 19-25 in Munich. In hall A6 booth 303 the company presents numerous solutions including products to raise the energy efficiency of buildings. Other exhibits include mate… Read More »
Published January 16, 2015
BASF has announced its Creator Space tour, a year-long, global event series aiming to address the challenges of smart energy, food and urban living. The first stop, in Mumbai, India, will take place January 16-23 with a focus on water sustainability.… Read More »
Published January 14, 2015
BASF has announced the commercial launch of PremAir NXT, a next-generation direct ozone reduction (DOR) catalytic coating technology that can help automakers meet new U.S. Tier 3 and California LEV III emissions reduction requirements. When applied… Read More »
Published January 6, 2015
BASF’s Coatings division started up a new Netzsch LMZ25 beadmill at its site in Deeside, UK. The modern mill will be used to manufacture intermediate pigment pastes in the PVC plastisol production process. The beadmill replaces a Cox triple-rol… Read More »
Published December 29, 2014
BASF and Shell have reached an agreement for BASF to sell its share in the 50-50 joint venture ELLBA Eastern, Jurong Island, Singapore to Shell. The joint venture, which is operated by Shell, produces styrene monomer and propylene oxide. BASF remain… Read More »
Published December 18, 2014
BASF and Gazprom have agreed that they will not complete an asset swap, which was planned for the end of the year. “We regret that the asset swap will not be concluded. We will continue our cooperation of over 20 years with Gazprom in our ex… Read More »
Published December 18, 2014
BASF and Shell have reached an agreement for BASF to sell its share in the 50-50 joint venture ELLBA Eastern, Jurong Island, Singapore to Shell. The joint venture, which is operated by Shell, produces styrene monomer and propylene oxide. Financial de… Read More »
Published December 18, 2014
BASF’s Coatings division started up a new Netzsch LMZ25 beadmill at its site in Deeside, UK. The modern mill will be used to manufacture intermediate pigment pastes in the PVC plastisol production process. The beadmill replaces a Cox triple-rol… Read More »
Published December 10, 2014
BASF has announced a new, world-scale chemical catalysts production facility at the company’s existing site in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Caojing, Shanghai, China. The plant – BASF’s first process catalysts manufactur… Read More »
Published December 9, 2014
BASF turns 150 in 2015. The company announced its anniversary program in an international press conference held in Ludwigshafen. In addition to celebrations and a historical retrospective, BASF has prepared a global co-creation program with partners… Read More »
Published December 9, 2014
BASF started operations in a new emulsion polymers plant at its integrated Verbund site in Freeport, Texas. The acrylic emulsion polymers manufactured at this new plant are used for architectural coatings, construction chemicals, adhesives and applic… Read More »
Published December 9, 2014
BASF  broke ground on a new Innovation Campus in Navi Mumbai, India. The company will invest approximately €50 million via BASF Chemicals India Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF SE. The facility will accommodate around 300… Read More »
Published December 8, 2014
BASF has entered into a definitive agreement to fully acquire the business and assets in Taiwan and Mainland China of Taiwan Sheen Soon (“TWSS”), a manufacturer for thermoplastic polyurethanes (“TPU”) adhesives base material.… Read More »



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