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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 »
Published April 22, 2014
 For the 2014 German Design Award, BASF has been honored with a Special Mention in the category communication tools. The company received the international design award for its global trend book “Making Headway”, in which BASF design… Read More »
Published April 17, 2014
The international “Science Award for Electrochemistry” from BASF and Volkswagen is set to be awarded for the third time. Outstanding scientists from all over the world are now able to submit applications online at www.science-award.com. T… Read More »
Published April 16, 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'… Read More »
Published April 15, 2014
U.S. 8,568,834 B2 BASF has been awarded a patent for a method for preparing a superhydrophilic layer comprised of one or more metal oxides on a substrate which method is comprised of (a) first coating the substrate with a cationic polymer, followed b… Read More »
Published April 14, 2014
HORN earned top honors after being named the 2013 BASF Kaolin “Distributor of the Year.” A seven-time winner of the award, HORN’s sales growth was up by 36.9 percent over the previous year, contributing to its overall achievement.… Read More »
Published April 14, 2014
BASF and Sinopec today inaugurated two new plants for acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers (SAP) at their state-of-the-art Verbund site, BASF-YPC Co., Ltd., a 50-50 joint venture in Nanjing, China. Additionally, a new butyl acrylate plant will be… Read More »
Published April 14, 2014
Malaysian Prime Minister  Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak officiated at the groundbreaking of an integrated aroma ingredients complex, set up by BASF and PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) via their joint venture company BASF PETRO… Read More »
Published April 14, 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… Read More »
Published April 14, 2014
BASF and its customers are innovating with plastics solutions in Asia Pacific to address the sustainability challenges of the region and the world. At Chinaplas 2014, BASF will demonstrate solutions that help local and international companies compete… Read More »
Published April 4, 2014
 BASF recently introduced the new BASF Brilliance program at the International Roofing Exposition (IRE) in Las Vegas, NV. The program is part of BASF Dispersions & Pigments' Construction and Fiber Bonding group's new and innovative r… Read More »
Published April 2, 2014
From April 8-11, BASF will present new and efficient solutions for the hygiene industry at the INDEX 2014, the worldwide primary exhibition of nonwovens, at the Palexpo Exhibition & Congress Centre in Geneva, Switzerland. At the BASF booth 2427,… Read More »
Published April 2, 2014
BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, and TODA KOGYO CORP., one of the industry leaders in the development and manufacture of cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries, have announced that they will enter exclusive negotiations to form… Read More »
Published April 2, 2014
Teaming together with major universities on the West Coast, BASF Corporation has set up a multidisciplinary research institute with an emphasis on new inorganic materials and their applications, biosciences, and related technologies. The California R… Read More »
Published April 1, 2014
 BASF nominates François Desné as Senior Vice President, Global Water, Oilfield and Mining Solutions, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, effective today. He succeeds Dr. Steffen Kudis, who will assume responsibility for the Global Strategic Ma… Read More »
Published March 24, 2014
BASF recently broke ground on a new resin and electrocoat (e-coat) plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai. With its operation scheduled to commence in the second half of 2015, the plant will help to address the increasing demand for… Read More »
Published March 14, 2014
BASF has established the research initiative “Network for Advanced Materials Open Research” (NAO) together with seven leading universities and research institutes in China, Japan and South Korea. The scientists aim to cooperate in develop… Read More »
Published March 11, 2014
BASF will present the European research and construction project BuildTog (Building Together, www.buildtog.eu) at the MIPIM (Le marché international des professionnels de l’immobilier) event in Cannes, France. Aim of the project is to cr… Read More »
Published March 10, 2014
BASF Corporation and the Liberty Science Center (LSC) are partnering to present Kids’ Lab, a series of hands-on chemistry workshops for children ages 6 to12 at LSC on select Saturdays and Sundays through July 12. In addition, Kids’ Lab pr… Read More »
Published March 10, 2014
BASF Canada recently completed a comprehensive re-design of its website, www.basf.ca The new website offers improved navigation and includes links to interactive videos, podcasts and photos. It also features a searchable product finder which allows v… Read More »
Published March 10, 2014
BASF presented a $5,000 donation to Central Middle School in Ascension Parish to launch a robotics team that will compete in the FIRST  LEGO League (FLL). BASF is piloting the program at Central Middle School with the intent of forming additiona… Read More »
Published March 7, 2014
 BASF SE inaugurated a new global Research and Development (R&D) Center at its Thane site in Navi Mumbai, India, focusing on organic synthesis, advanced process and formulation research, discovery chemistry for modern agricultural solutions,… Read More »
Published March 6, 2014
BASF broke ground today on a new resin and electrocoat (e-coat) plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai. With its operation scheduled to commence in the second half of 2015, the plant will help to address the increasing demand for hi… Read More »
Published March 4, 2014
BASF has signed an agreement to divest PolyAd Services, part of its Plastic Additives business unit, to Edgewater Capital Partners, L.P., a private equity firm based in Cleveland, Ohio. The closing of the transaction is expected to take place in the… Read More »
Published March 3, 2014
BASF will build a new world scale production plant to manufacture specialty amines at its existing wholly-owned site in the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park in China. The plant, which is scheduled to come on stream in late 2015, will have dimethylamino… Read More »
Published March 3, 2014
 BASF increased its energy efficiency by 20 percent compared with baseline 2002 and reduced its greenhouse gas emissions per metric ton of sales product by 34 percent. The number of work-related accidents dropped in the same period by 58 percent… Read More »
Published February 28, 2014
At the Interlakokraska trade fair taking place in Moscow, Russia from March 11 to 13, BASF is going to present its comprehensive range of resins, additives, pigments and pigment preparations. The international trade fair is predominantly aimed at man… Read More »
Published February 27, 2014
BASF and Kemira today announced that Kemira will acquire BASF’s global alkyl ketene dimer (AKD) emulsion business. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2014. “ Kemira is a global leader in paper and pulp chemistry an… Read More »
Published February 27, 2014
BASF Business Services Holding GmbH will in future focus on providing information services, supply chain operations and business process management solutions exclusively for BASF Group. These include consulting, development and operation of IT system… Read More »



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