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Basf plastic additives business unit has a new global head

Basf has appointed Achim Sties to lead the global plastic additives business unit effective January 1, 2023. The headquarters of this business will be in Singapore. Prior to his current role, Achim Sties was already heading the plastic additives business in Europe. He began his career with Basf in Ludwigshafen, Germany, in 2005 and...

Basf launches third and final expansion of MDI in the USA

Basf has broken ground on the third and final phase of MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate) expansion project at its Verbund site in Geismar, Louisiana, announced in July 2022. The company will increase production capacity to approximately 600,000 metric tons per year by the middle of the decade to...

Sound absorber material for more safe and healthy air filters

The air purification specialist UVCclean, Germany, now uses the Basf melamine resin foam Basotect as sound absorber in its mobile airtubeUVC air filter systems. These filters use UV-C technology to lower the concentration of aerosols that transmit bacteria, spores and viruses such as the coronavirus in the air. They can be...

Sound absorbing foam for safer and healthier innovative air filters

The air purification specialist UVCclean, Germany now uses the Basf melamine resin foam Basotect as sound absorber in its mobile airtubeUVC air filter systems. These filters use UV-C technology to lower the concentration of aerosols that transmit bacteria, spores and viruses such as the coronavirus in the air. They can be...

The first three months of Basf in 2022

The first quarter of 2022 was characterized by significantly higher energy and raw materials prices as well as supply chain disruptions. “Nevertheless, we had a very good start to the year 2022,” said Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Basf, at the company’s virtual Annual Shareholders’ Meeting this year...

Basf profits grow in 2021, despite the high prices

Basf Group significantly increased sales and earnings in the 2021 business year. “It was a strong and successful year for Basf,” said Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Martin Brudermüller. “We increased sales prices by 25% and volumes by 11%. All segments achieved price and volume growth in 2021,” said Brudermüller...

Basf extends the RegXcellence service to additives for plastics

Basf launches a new service offering, RegXcellence, for its plastic additives customers which enables targeted access to a range of global regulatory support. RegXcellence provides digital solutions and simplifies regulatory issue management with advisory support to accelerate innovation opportunities. Basf already offers...

Basf with continued strong performance in the third quarter of 2021

The strong business development of Basf continued in the third quarter of 2021. Demand for Basf’s products remained solid over the summer months. “This enabled us to continue to grow profitably,” said Basf’s Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Martin Brudermüller, who presented the results of the third quarter...

Biomass plasticizer for sealing gaskets of safety capsules

The Italian-based global metal packaging manufacturer Tecnocap utilizes Basf’s non-phthalate plasticizer Hexamoll Dinch BMB for sealing gaskets inside its metal closures. Sealing gaskets ensure leak-proof containers, protect products from contaminants and preserve product quality throughout a long shelf-life. The...

Additives for the mechanical recycling of plastic

The new range IrgaCycle of additive solutions has been launched by Basf to address the imminent needs in plastics recycling. The plastics industry is seeking ways to incorporate higher content of recycled polymeric material in all major applications to meet sustainability goals, while facing growing consumer concerns and...

Basf CEO Martin Brudermüller to receive 2021 Icis CEO of the Year Award

The Icis CEO of the Year Award will be presented to Martin Brudermüller, Chief Executive Officer of Basf, for outstanding achievement as voted on and recognised by his peers in the ICIS Top 40 Power Players. This prestigious global chemicals industry award will be presented to Brudermüller at the Icis Power Players Awards virtual event on...

Basf introduces Valeras, a new brand for its plastic additives portfolio

Basf has focused the sustainable solutions of its plastic additives’ portfolio under the new global brand Valeras. Valeras bundles the company’s longtime experience, innovative solutions, and regulatory support with the aim to increase the sustainability of plastics along the entire polymer value chain. Later this year, the portfolio...

Vattenfall to sell 49.5% of the offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid to Basf

According to a contract signed by Basf and Vattenfal, the 49.5% of Vattenfall’s wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) will be purchased by Basf. The purchase price amounts to 0.3 billion euros and takes into account the achieved status of the project. Including Basf’s contribution to fund the wind farm construction, Basf’s total commitment amounts to...

The new generation: safe and stable baby bottles

The Japanese baby products manufacturer Zoom T is now using Basf’s Ultrason P to produce baby bottles under its Dr. Bétta brand. The polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) meets Zoom T’s strict requirements for its curved baby bottles that are safe and easy to handle. Ultrason P 3010 nat is approved for food contact and features excellent...

Strong start to 2021 business year for Basf

“We were able to carry over the tailwinds from the strong fourth quarter of 2020 into the first quarter of 2021,” said Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Basf, expressing one of the core messages to shareholders at this year virtual annual shareholders meeting. “Basf had a strong start to the year 2021...

Joint development of a moulding cell for testing with high performance polymers

Creating tomorrow’s polymer innovations starts with understanding the chemical and mechanical performance and processing conditions of materials. At the Injection Moulding & Extrusion Pilot Plant of Basf in Ludwigshafen, Germany, the newest all-electric fully-automated injection moulding cell from Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is delivering...

Basf reporting on the 2020 business year

“In a challenging 2020 business year, Basf was able to close out the year on a strong note,” said Basf’s Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Martin Brudermüller, at the presentation of the Basf Report 2020. Income from operations (Ebit) before special items for the full year 2020 exceeded the company’s forecast released in...

Agricultural applications to benefit from the expansion of Basf plastic additives in Pontecchio Marconi

Basf announced the technical completion of the newly constructed plant for the plastic additives business at its site located in Pontecchio Marconi (Bologna, Italy). The state-of-the-art facility will deliver a wider range of NOR solutions to support Basf’s leading position in the strategically important and growing agriculture industry...

Ultramid Advanced for today’s fuel cell technologies

The American manufacturer of heavy-duty, zero-emission engines Nuvera Fuel Cells, Massachusetts, is now using Basf’s polyphthalamide (PPA) Ultramid Advanced N to manufacture several components in its latest generation of 45 kW fuel cell engines. The fuel cell engines will be integrated into transit buses and delivery vehicles in...