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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 »
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 »



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