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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...

Basf third quarter between ups and downs

In an environment that continues to be shaped by the global economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Basf Group’s income from operations (Ebit) before special items rose considerably compared with the previous quarter: At 581 million euros in the third quarter of 2020, it was 355 million euros higher than in the second quarter of 2020. “This...

Basf CEO Martin Brudermüller elected new president of Cefic

The CEO of Basf Martin Brudermüller was elected President of Cefic at Cefic’s annual General Assembly. He succeeds Daniele Ferrari, CEO of Versalis (Eni) who has held this post since October 2018. “I am pleased to welcome Martin Brudermüller as our new President. With more than 30...

A new level of puncture resistance thanks to Elastollan

With the market launch of its new Aerothan bicycle tube on October 8, Schwalbe presents a new generation of bicycle tubes based on Basf thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) Elastollan. This innovation scores top marks in terms of weight, puncture resistance, handling characteristics, ease of assembly and packing size. Aerothan bicycle tubes are...