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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...