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BASF, Cargill and Novozymes Achieved Another Milestone in Bio-Based Acrylic Acid.

By   /  September 16, 2014  /  Chemicals & Dyes  /  No Comments

Germany / United States – BASF, Cargill and Novozymes 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-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP), to glacial acrylic acid and superabsorbent

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BASF Develops New Process for Steering the Product Portfolio Based on Sustainability Criteria.

By   /  September 11, 2014  /  Chemicals & Dyes, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Ludwigshafen, Germany – 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 to systematically review and evaluate the sustainability aspects of the

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BASF Prepares for its 150th Anniversary in 2015.

By   /  September 5, 2014  /  Chemicals & Dyes, Featured News  /  No Comments

Ludwigshafen, Germany – 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 claim is derived from BASF’s “We create chemistry” strategy, which was announced in 2011. “Since […]

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BASF Introduces Pigment Printing System for Sensitive Textile Applications.

By   /  August 9, 2014  /  Chemicals & Dyes, Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

China / Germany – BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, has introduced Helizarin® EcoSafe, a “zero add-on” formaldehyde pigment printing system. BASF’s latest innovation is setting a new benchmark with regard to safety standards. As such, Helizarin® EcoSafe is particularly suitable for sensitive textile applications such as

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BASF Expands Innovation Campus Asia Pacific in Shanghai.

By   /  July 29, 2014  /  Chemicals & Dyes  /  No Comments

Germany / China – BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, 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 and development (R&D) building and auxiliary facilities and it will be completed by the end of […]

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BASF Develops Positive Business with Higher Volumes in Q2 2014.

By   /  July 25, 2014  /  Chemicals & Dyes  /  No Comments

Ludwigshafen, Germany – 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, which comprises the Chemicals, Performance Products and Functional Materials & Solutions segments,

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Alpek and BASF Sign Agreements Regarding their EPS and PU Business Activities in the Americas.

By   /  July 14, 2014  /  Chemicals & Dyes  /  No Comments

Ludwigshafen, Germany – Alpek, S.A.B. de C.V. and BASF announced that they 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, excluding BASF’s Neopor® (grey EPS) business. Alpek will

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BASF, Huntsman, Shanghai Hua Yi and Others Plan New MDI Plant in Shanghai.

By   /  July 4, 2014  /  Chemicals & Dyes  /  No Comments

Shanghai, China – BASF, Huntsman, Shanghai Hua Yi (Group) Company, Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical Co. Ltd. and SINOPEC Group Assets Management Corporation held a ceremony kicking off the construction of a new plant with a production capacity of 240,000 metric tons of crude MDI (diphenylmethane diisocyanate) per year, at Shanghai Lianheng Isocyanate Co. Ltd. (SLIC) in Caojing, […]

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BASF Strengthens Competitiveness in Care Chemicals Division.

By   /  June 7, 2014  /  Chemicals & Dyes  /  No Comments

Ludwigshafen, Germany – BASF is implementing a series of measures within its Home Care and Industrial & Institutional Cleaning and Formulation Technologies businesses to strengthen the competitiveness of its Performance Products segment. These businesses are part of BASF’s Care Chemicals division, which offers a broad range of ingredients for the personal

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BASF Again Leads in Research and Innovation with New Research Lab, Nanotechnology and High-Performance Materials.

By   /  May 28, 2014  /  Chemicals & Dyes, Featured News, Technical Textiles / Nonwovens  /  No Comments

Ludwigshafen, Germany – 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

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