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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 »
Published July 24, 2014
BASF’s business developed positively in the second quarter of 2014. At €18.5 billion, sales rose by 1% compared with the same period of the previous year. “This was largely the result of higher sales volumes in our chemicals business… Read More »
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 »



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