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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 »
Published December 2, 2014
BASF announced the North American launch of Irgazin Orange EH1287 for industrial applications which include agriculture, construction and earth moving equipment coatings. Irgazin Orange EH1287 improves material flow allowing formulators to… Read More »
Published December 1, 2014
Superior Materials Inc., based in Garden City, NY, has announced that effective January 1, 2015, BASF Corporation will be expanding its distribution responsibility for Attapulgite specialty additives into the Mid-West region. This will include Ohio,… Read More »
Published November 25, 2014
BASF is one of the first European manufacturers to have switched its entire portfolio of polystyrene-based insulation products for the European market to a new flame retardant, nine months ahead of the deadline laid down in the EU REACH Regulation on… Read More »
Published November 24, 2014
BASF and Glunz, a manufacturer of wood-based panels, have jointly developed four new colors for medium-density fiberboards (MDF). The color shades – Royal, Curry, Berry and Terra – are based on BASF pigment preparations from the Dispers r… Read More »
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 »



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