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Published July 24, 2014
BASF Shanghai Coatings Co., Ltd.  inaugurated its new automotive coatings plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai, China. The expansion of its automotive coatings production capacity with an investment of around €50 million… Read More »
Published July 24, 2014
With immediate effect, or as existing contracts permit, BASF is increasing its European sales prices for ethanolamines (EOA) as follows: Monoethanolamine  (MEOA)  + 40 EUR/ mt Diethanolamine  (DEOA)  + 60 EUR/ mt Triethanolamine… Read More »
Published July 23, 2014
BASF Automotive Refinish will exhibit and present its latest products and processes at the 2014 International Autobody Congress and Exposition Expo & Conference (NACE / CARS) – the largest North American conference and exhibition dedicated… Read More »
Published July 21, 2014
BASF increases its prices for 1,6-hexanediol (HDO) in Europe with immediate effect or as contracts allow by 150 Euro per ton. The price adjustment will be done to reflect the increased operating, logistics as well as raw material costs and to assure… Read More »
Published July 21, 2014
BASF today inaugurated its new production plant for mobile emissions catalysts in Sroda Slaska, a Special Economic Zone near Wroclaw, Poland. The grand opening event was attended by a number of national and local government officials, including Polis… Read More »
Published July 18, 2014
 The novel, patented net technology Storanet has received registration for commercialization in Germany. BASF can now provide the first non-liquid technology to prevent pest problems in harvested timber. Since it does not need to be applied with… Read More »
Published July 16, 2014
BASF is providing 22 chemical and mechanical engineering students the opportunity to spend this summer working as interns at its Geismar, Louisiana site -- the global company's largest manufacturing facility in North America. The interns, selecte… Read More »
Published July 14, 2014
Alpek, S.A.B. de C.V. and BASF  have signed agreements concerning the EPS (expandable polystyrene) and PU (polyurethane) business activities of their Polioles joint venture in Mexico, and BASF’s EPS business in North and South America, exc… Read More »
Published July 10, 2014
The designers at BASF’s Coatings division have published their automotive color trends for 2014/2015. With their collection entitled “Under the Radar,” new color ranges are appearing on the trend radar. The development of special ef… Read More »
08 BASF Coatings
Published July 1, 2014
08 BASF Coatings Muenster, Germany www.basf-coatings.com PUBLIC COMPANY YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1865 REVENUE:  $3.95 billion s (2012: $3.808 billion) MARKETS SERVED • Automotive OEM • Automotive refinish • Commercial vehicles • D… Read More »
Published June 30, 2014
 INEOS will acquire BASF’s 50 percent share in Styrolution, a joint venture between the companies. The purchase price to be paid by INEOS amounts to €1.1 billion. A call option in favor of INEOS to buy BASF’s share in Styrolutio… Read More »
Published June 30, 2014
With immediate effect BASF increases prices for all its Kaurit® and Kauramin® glues by €15 per metric ton in Europe on top of fluctuations in raw material prices as of the month of July. The price increase is necessary due to higher ener… Read More »
Published June 20, 2014
BASF has undertaken three key capacity expansion projects for performance materials at its Pudong site in Shanghai: Ultramid (polyamide, PA), Ultradur (polybutylene terephthalate, PBT), Elastollan thermoplastics polyurethane elastomers (TPU), and Tec… Read More »
Published June 18, 2014
With immediate effect, or as existing contracts permit, BASF is increasing its European sales prices for Ethyleneamines (EEA) as follows: Ethylenediamine (EDA) and Diethylenetriamine (DETA) will increase to 50 euro/MT.… Read More »
Published June 18, 2014
BASF opposes the authorization of a prolonged use of the flame retardant hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD). The use of HBCD – a flame retardant primarily used for polystyrene-based insulating foams and textiles – will be banned as of August 2… Read More »
Published June 11, 2014
The Wall Systems business of BASF Corporation, one of the leading manufacturer of exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS), stucco and air/water-resistive barriers, has launched Tersus Color Coat. Tersus Color Coat is a high build, exterior pro… Read More »
Published June 9, 2014
U.S. 8,586,697 B2 BASF has obtained a patent for a method of self-healing cured coatings, which is comprised of heating a coating of a cured coating composition for a period of at least 10 minutes to a temperature which lies at least 25° C above… Read More »
Published June 9, 2014
To combat the problem of graffiti, lettering and stickers, BASF's Coatings division has developed the RELEST Powder PUR Anti-Sticker coating. The product's anti-stick surface prevents soiling and reduces cleaning costs. It was specially devel… Read More »
Published June 5, 2014
BASF has successfully closed the previously announced transaction to divest its PolyAd Services business unit to Edgewater Capital Partners, L.P., a private equity firm based in Cleveland, Ohio. Edgewater Capital Partners intends to further grow Poly… Read More »
Published June 5, 2014
The Linde Group and BASF SE intended to cooperate in developing and licensing processes for the on-purpose production of linear butenes and butadiene. BASF has developed process technology and catalysts as well as the extraction technologies, while… Read More »
Published June 2, 2014
Effective July 1, 2014 or as contracts allow, BASF is increasing its list and off-list prices in North America for the following grades of Butanediol and Derivatives by $0.05/lb. ·        1,4 Butanediol (BDO)… Read More »
BASF Appoints New Head of Construction Chemicals Division
Published May 30, 2014
Effective September 1, 2014, Ralf A. Spettmann, currently senior vice president, Pigments & Resins Europe, Ludwigshafen, will become president of the Construction Chemicals operating division headquartered in Ludwigshafen. Spettmann succeeds … Read More »
Published May 29, 2014
Effective September 1, 2014, Ralf A. Spettmann, currently senior vice president, Pigments & Resins Europe, Ludwigshafen, will become president of the Construction Chemicals operating division headquartered in Ludwigshafen. Spettmann succeeds … Read More »
Published May 28, 2014
After the initial presentation of SLENTITE at K 2013, the world’s biggest plastics fair, last fall in Düsseldorf, the new high-performance insulating material has now been presented to the scientific media. SLENTITE is an organic, polyuret… Read More »
Published May 27, 2014
BASF increased spending on research and development to €1.8 billion (2012: €1.7 billion) in 2013. “In absolute terms, we lead the field in the chemical industry with our research and development expenditures,” said Dr. Andreas K… Read More »
Published May 26, 2014
BASF announced the construction of a new plant for polyalkylene glycol (PAG)-based lubricants at its Ludwigshafen site. The manufacturing facility will start operations by the beginning of 2016 and produce PAG lubricant base stocks and formulated ble… Read More »
Published May 21, 2014
BASF was elected one of the best suppliers of the year by Hyundai Motor Brazil. The company received the award "Supplier of the Year 2013 – Excellence in General Purchasing" as recognition for supplying waterborne automotive coatings… Read More »
Published May 21, 2014
BASF has launched two new MasterTop topcoats for decorative and industrial applications which can be used in public rooms such as education, office and healthcare facilities as well as in industrial environments. With MasterTop TC 417W and MasterTop… Read More »
Published May 20, 2014
BASF has named Horn Company of La Mirada, California  the winner of the 2013 BASF Kaolin Distributor of the Year Award.  BASF presented the award during the BASF Kaolin distributor breakfast, as the kickoff to the American Coatings Show in… Read More »
Published May 15, 2014
BASF has doubled capacity of its non-phthalate plasticizer Hexamoll DINCH from 100,000 metric tons to 200,000 metric tons per year at its site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. With a second Hexamoll DINCH plant BASF will satisfy growing customer demand and… Read More »
Published May 14, 2014
 By acquiring a majority stake in InnovationLab GmbH, Merck and BASF are increasing their involvement in order to continue the successful scientific work of the Heidelberg-based research and transfer platform for organic electronics in the Rhine… Read More »
2014 Ridler Award Winning Buick Riviera 
Rivision Car Features BASF’s R-M Onyx HD Paint
Published May 14, 2014
BASF Automotive Refinish Solutions announced that the winner of the 2014 Ridler Award — the 1964 Buick Riviera Rivision created by JF Launier of JF Kustoms — features BASF R-M Onyx HD paint. The Ridler, one of the custom car industry&rsqu… Read More »
Published May 12, 2014
Visitors to the 2014 RadTech UV & EB Technology Expo & Conference in Rosemont, IL will have the opportunity to explore how BASF chemistry can enhance formulations in the energy cure inks and coatings industries. BASF will highlight its techno… Read More »
Published May 9, 2014
BASF and Yara have made good progress with their plan to jointly build a world-scale ammonia plant on the U.S. Gulf Coast. The proposed plant would be located at the existing BASF site in Freeport, Texas, have an annual capacity of 750,000 metric ton… Read More »
Published May 7, 2014
BASF was elected one of the best suppliers of the year by Hyundai Motor Brazil. The company received the award “Supplier of the Year 2013 – Excellence in General Purchasing” as recognition for supplying waterborne automotive coating… Read More »
Published May 7, 2014
With immediate effect, or as contract terms allow, BASF will be increasing prices for all its Lupranat MDI (Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate) basic products by €70 per metric ton and for its Lupranat® TDI (Toluene Diisocyanate) basic products… Read More »
Published May 7, 2014
 BASF has doubled capacity of its non-phthalate plasticizer Hexamoll® DINCH® from 100,000 metric tons to 200,000 metric tons per year at its site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. With a second Hexamoll DINCH plant BASF will satisfy growing cust… Read More »
BASF’s Nils Lessmann Discusses 
BASF’s Growth Strategy for Africa
By Shem Oirere, Africa Correspondent
Published May 6, 2014
In February BASF announced it is expanding its business in industrial coatings in the growth market of Africa. The company said in a release it has, since October 2013, supplied coil coatings to Roofings Rolling Mills (RRM), which is part of the Roof… Read More »
Published May 6, 2014
BASF and SINOPEC will build a new world-scale production plant for Neopentylglycol (NPG) at their state-of-the-art Verbund site, BASF-YPC Co., Ltd., a 50-50 joint venture in Nanjing, China. The plant, with a total annual capacity of about 40,000 metr… Read More »
Published May 5, 2014
BASF has invested €2.5 million in its Demarchi coatings site, located in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, to expand its capacity to service Brazil’s automotive industry with waterborne automotive coatings. The goal is to meet market… Read More »
Published May 5, 2014
 BASF increases prices in Europe, Africa and Western Asia for HDI (Hexamethylene Di-Isocyanate) and derivatives range (Basonat™) by 3 to 5 percent with immediate effect or as contracts allow. The price increase is necessary due to the curr… Read More »
Published May 5, 2014
 In its constitutive meeting, the new Supervisory Board of BASF SE has elected  Jürgen Hambrecht as its new chairman. Hambrecht succeeds Eggert Voscherau, who took over as chairman following the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting 2009… Read More »
Published May 2, 2014
 BASF’s melamine foam Basotect is now being used for thermal and acoustic insulation in the ceilings of 468 new metro cars being built by Bombardier for the Montreal subway. Bombardier chose Basotect based acoustic foam parts provided by A… Read More »
Published May 1, 2014
BASF is evaluating an investment in a world-scale methane-to-propylene complex on the U.S. Gulf Coast. The on-purpose production of propylene to supply the company’s North American operations would allow BASF to take advantage of low gas prices… Read More »
Published May 1, 2014
“We had a good start to the year in our chemicals business and in the Agricultural Solutions segment. We sold more. This more than compensated for the negative effects on sales from the comparatively weak U.S. dollar and currencies in emerging… Read More »
Published April 29, 2014
BASF  was named a 2014 Automotive News Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence  (PACE)  Award winner in the product category for the Ultramid  A3L polyamide resin. The mold-in-color high touch, high gloss bl… Read More »
Published April 29, 2014
DiversityInc announced that BASF Corporation took the 26th spot on the 14th annual Top 50 Companies for Diversity rankings before a gathering of more than 750 attendees last evening at Cipriani Wall Street. More than a thousand public and privately… Read More »
Published April 28, 2014
 BASF sponsored and participated in the 2014 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress, April 8-10, at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. As among the leading chemical supplier to the automotive industry, BASF offered chemistry-dri… Read More »
Published April 25, 2014
BASF sponsored and participated in the 2014 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress, April 8-10, at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. As among the leading chemical supplier to the automotive industry, BASFoffered chemistry-driven inn… Read More »
Published April 23, 2014
Through investments in the local facilities BASF enhances the competitiveness of the photoinitiator production in Mortara, Italy, and strengthens the site in the long term. In 2014, BASF invests €4 to 6 million in its facilities in order to ensu… Read More »



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