BASF to Make Hand Sanitizers at Ludwigshafen Site

BASF wants to help solve the existing hand sanitizer shortage that emerged as a result of considerably increased demand due to the spread of novel coronavirus. In order to make this possible, several preconditions have been met over the past few days to enable the manufacture of medical disinfectants at the Ludwigshafen site itself. BASF … Read more BASF to Make Hand Sanitizers at Ludwigshafen Site

BASF Invests in Capacity Expansion for Methane Sulfonic Acid

BASF will expand its global capacities for methane sulfonic acid (MSA) to 50,000 metric tons per year. This involves a higher double-digit million euro investment in constructing a new methane sulfonic acid plant at the Ludwigshafen site. The company had announced the expansion plan of MSA at the end of 2018. The construction works started … Read more BASF Invests in Capacity Expansion for Methane Sulfonic Acid

BASF Expands Low 1,4-Dioxane Line Following Ban in NY

BASF has expanded its low 1,4-dioxane line as regulators, including those in New York, have continued to target 1,4-dioxane in personal care and household cleaning products due to purported health concerns. BASF Flex solutions’ portfolio includes surfactants such as Texapon N 70 NA FlexGold N/A 5 and Texapon N 70 NA FlexSilve. “Formulating with Flex … Read more BASF Expands Low 1,4-Dioxane Line Following Ban in NY

BASF to Expand Polyurethane Dispersions Capacity in Spain

BASF SE announced a single-digit million-euro investment to increase capacity of water-based polyurethane dispersions at its Castellbisbal site in Spain. The expansion will allow BASF to increase its production capacity by 30%. “We want to continue to provide our customers with high-quality polyurethane dispersions and help them grow by ensuring supply reliability. Considering the rising … Read more BASF to Expand Polyurethane Dispersions Capacity in Spain

BASF Completes the Divestiture of its Ultrafiltration Membrane Business to DuPont

BASF has closed the previously announced transaction to divest its ultrafiltration membrane business to DuPont Safety & Construction (DuPont). The divestiture includes the shares of inge GmbH, the business’ headquarters and production site in Greifenberg, Germany, including all employees, its international sales force, and certain intellectual property previously owned by BASF SE. Financial details of … Read more BASF Completes the Divestiture of its Ultrafiltration Membrane Business to DuPont

BASF to Sell Construction Chemicals Business to Lone Star Funds

BASF SE announced that it has entered a deal to sell its construction chemicals business to Lone Star Funds, a global private equity firm for 3.17 billion euros ($3.5 billion). The deal, which has immediate effect upon BASF’s reporting, is expected to close in the third quarter of 2020, according to the statement. The deal … Read more BASF to Sell Construction Chemicals Business to Lone Star Funds

BASF Begins $10 Billion Verbund Project in China

BASF officially launched its smart Verbund project in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province, China, and commenced building its first plants. The project is estimated to cost US$10 billion as announced in July 2018. The first plants will produce engineering plastics and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) to serve the increasing needs of various growth industries in the southern China … Read more BASF Begins $10 Billion Verbund Project in China

Saudi Government Agency Announces New Petchem Investment Deals Worth over $2bn

The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) has announced more than $2bn worth of new petrochemical investment deals, which include a new polyacrylamide plant and an ammonia project in Jubail. The deals were signed in Riyadh between the SAGIA and five chemical majors, namely, German BASF, Anglo-Dutch Shell, Japanese Mitsui & Co, French SNF and … Read more Saudi Government Agency Announces New Petchem Investment Deals Worth over $2bn

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 more BASF, 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 more BASF 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 more BASF 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 more DuPont 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 more DIC 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 more Grillo 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 more BASF 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 more BASF 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 more BASF 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 more Sibur, 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 more BASF-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 more BASF Invests in Longwater Advanced Materials Fund