BASF, Adani, Borealis, ADNOC Sign MoU to Study Joint Development of $4-bn Petrochemical Complex

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Adani Group, BASF SE and Borealis AG have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to engage in a joint feasibility study to further evaluate a collaboration for the establishment of a chemical complex in Mundra, Gujarat, India. This is the next step of BASF’s and Adani’s investment plans as … Read moreBASF, Adani, Borealis, ADNOC Sign MoU to Study Joint Development of $4-bn Petrochemical Complex

BASF Plans Expansion of Ethylene Oxide, Derivatives Complex at Antwerp

BASF will expand the capacity of ethylene oxide and ethylene oxide derivatives at its Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium in line with its customer-focused corporate strategy. The total investment adds about 400,000 metric tons per year to BASF’s production capacity for the corresponding products with an expected investment amount exceeding €500 million ($544 million). “This … Read moreBASF Plans Expansion of Ethylene Oxide, Derivatives Complex at Antwerp

BASF Enters into Natural Flavor and Fragrance Ingredients Market

BASF enters the market for natural F&F ingredients by acquiring Isobionics, an innovation leader in biotechnology which is serving the global market for natural flavors and fragrances (F&F), and through a cooperation agreement with Conagen, a leader in biotechnology research. Being known as a leading supplier of synthetic aroma ingredients, the company now broadens its … Read moreBASF Enters into Natural Flavor and Fragrance Ingredients Market

DuPont to Acquire Ultrafiltration Membrane Business from BASF

DuPont Safety & Construction (DuPont) today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the Ultrafiltration Membrane business from BASF including inge GmbH. The transaction, including the business’ international workforce, its headquarters and production site in Greifenberg, Germany, and associated intellectual property currently owned by BASF SE., is expected to close by the end of … Read moreDuPont to Acquire Ultrafiltration Membrane Business from BASF

DIC to Acquire BASF’s Global Pigments Business

BASF and the fine chemical company DIC have reached an agreement on the acquisition of BASF’s global pigments business. The purchase price on a cash and debt-free basis is €1.15 billion ($1.27 billion). The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020. The divestiture is subject to the approval of the relevant … Read moreDIC to Acquire BASF’s Global Pigments Business

Grillo Sells Methanesulfonic Acid from Methane Tech to BASF

Grillo has sold its IP and know-how regarding the production of MSA from methane to BASF. BASF will utilize the acquired IP and know-how within its own R&D activities on MSA. Grillo has developed a novel process and optimized it on R&D pilot plant scale over the last years. BASF, with its global research and … Read moreGrillo Sells Methanesulfonic Acid from Methane Tech to BASF

BASF to Build Tert-Butylamine Plant at Nanjing, China

BASF SE plans to invest in a second production plant for tert-butylamine (tBA) at BASF Specialty Chemicals Co. Ltd (BSNJ) in Nanjing, China. With this expansion, BASF’s global annual production capacity of tBA will increase by more than 30%. The plant is planned to start up in 2022 and will adopt advanced BASF technology which … Read moreBASF to Build Tert-Butylamine Plant at Nanjing, China

BASF Increases Capacity for Higher Carboxylic Acids

BASF has increased its global production capacity for the Higher Carboxylic Acids (HCA) Isononanoic Acid (INA) and 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid (2-EHA) from 55,000 metric tons to 68,000 metric tons per year. With world-scale and highly flexible production facilities at its Verbund sites in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and Kuantan, Malaysia, BASF is among the leading producers of HCA … Read moreBASF Increases Capacity for Higher Carboxylic Acids

BASF India to Divest Stilbene-based Optical Brightening Agents Business to Archroma

BASF India Limited has entered into an agreement to divest its stilbene-based Optical Brightening Agents (OBA) business for paper and powder detergent applications to Archroma India Private Limited for about Rs 33.50 crore ($4.9 million). The transaction includes stilbene-based OBA product portfolio and the manufacturing unit at Ankleshwar, India. The stilbene-based OBA business is part … Read moreBASF India to Divest Stilbene-based Optical Brightening Agents Business to Archroma

Sibur, BASF Collaborate to Develop Polymer Technology

BASF and SIBUR are collaborating to develop innovative polymer solutions at SIBUR’s PolyLab Research and Development Center in Moscow. The signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Cooperation took place on May 30th at SIBUR’s newly inaugurated state-of-the-art PolyLab at the Skolkovo Innovation Center to seal the strong commitment from SIBUR and BASF. Both companies will … Read moreSibur, BASF Collaborate to Develop Polymer Technology

BASF-YPC Starts Production at Second Propionic Acid Plant

BASF and SINOPEC commenced production at the second propionic acid plant at the Verbund site, BASF-YPC Co., Ltd., a 50-50 joint venture in Nanjing, China. Commercial products are now available for sale to customers in China and the rest of Asia Pacific. The new plant has an annual production capacity of 30,000 metric tons of … Read moreBASF-YPC Starts Production at Second Propionic Acid Plant

BASF Invests in Longwater Advanced Materials Fund

BASF Venture Capital is investing in the Longwater Advanced Materials Fund. This private equity fund is managed by Longwater Investment, a pioneer growth capital investor in advanced materials and chemistry-related technologies in China. BASF Venture Capital is one of several Limited Partners; other investors include Xiamen C & D, CICC Genesis and Tsinghua Redbud. The … Read moreBASF Invests in Longwater Advanced Materials Fund

BASF Develops Methanol Process without CO2 Emissions

BASF announced that it has developed OASE® gas treatment technology for methanol production which emits no carbon dioxide during the entire production process. The production processes of the most important basic chemicals are responsible for around 70 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions in the chemical industry. BASF experts are working intensely on new technologies … Read moreBASF Develops Methanol Process without CO2 Emissions

BASF to Provide 3D Printing Materials to Paxis LLC

BASF announced that it will provide innovative 3D printing additive manufacturing materials to Paxis LLC for their new WAV technology. This is currently in development and is designed to meet the needs of additive manufacturing users, advanced manufacturing as well as traditional manufacturing markets. The WAV (Wave Applied Voxel) process was created with the end-user … Read moreBASF to Provide 3D Printing Materials to Paxis LLC

BASF to Invest in Upgradation of Silicate Plant in Germany

BASF announced on Thursday its plans to invest a “mid-range double-digit euro million” sum in the modernization of its silica plant at the Düsseldorf-Holthausen site. The investment is aimed at modernizing and improving existing facilities and will help the company meet rising silicate demand, BASF said. “We want to continue serving our customers with high-value … Read moreBASF to Invest in Upgradation of Silicate Plant in Germany

BASF to Raise Alkylethanolamines Capacity in Ludwigshafen

BASF will increase the production capacity of Alkylethanolamines (AEOA) by 20 percent at the BASF Verbund site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. After the start-up in 2020, BASF’s global annual nameplate capacity of AEOA will be more than 110,000 metric tons per year at its production facilities in Ludwigshafen, Germany; Geismar, USA; and Nanjing, China. “As one … Read moreBASF to Raise Alkylethanolamines Capacity in Ludwigshafen

BASF to Expand Catalyst Capacity for biodiesel production in Brazil

BASF SE will increase production capacity in Guaratinguetá, Brazil, for its sodium methylate plant. The nameplate capacity will increase by 30 %, from 60,000 metric tons to 80,000 metric tons. By 2020, the new capacity is expected to become operational. Sodium methylate is an effective and reliable catalyst that provides a sustainable solution for biodiesel production … Read moreBASF to Expand Catalyst Capacity for biodiesel production in Brazil

BASF Starts Liaison Office at Zhanjiang, to Develop $10-billion Project

BASF today officially launched its liaison office in Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province, marking another milestone in BASF’s efforts to implement a new integrated chemical production base. Located in Chikan District, downtown Zhanjiang, the new office is equipped with a range of BASF materials and solutions to create a comfortable and sustainable office environment. These include carpets … Read moreBASF Starts Liaison Office at Zhanjiang, to Develop $10-billion Project