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BASF to launch new light stabilizers for wood and metal coatings

BASF introduces new light stabilizers for wood and metal coatings. The five products from the Tinuvin® DW (N) range as well as Tinuvin® 249 will meet the increasing demand for high-performance light stabilizers to formulate durable coatings for exterior use.


BASF acquires Rolic AG, a specialist in light management for advanced LCD/OLED displays

On February 7, BASF acquired the private company Rolic AG headquartered in Allschwil, Switzerland. Both companies have agreed not to disclose financial details of the transaction. The transaction includes Rolic’s affiliates in Allschwil, Eindhoven, The Netherlands and Shanghai, China. Regulatory approvals are not required.


BASF offers sustainable solutions for the packaging industry at Interpack 2017

At Interpack 2017, taking place in Düsseldorf from May 4 to 10, BASF experts and specialists from BTC Europe, the distribution organization of BASF, will present a wide range of products and innovations from its packaging portfolio in hall 10, booth 43.


BASF broadens portfolio of UV resins to include standard epoxy acrylates

BASF is broadening its portfolio of UV resins to include five new standard epoxy acrylates from the Laromer® EA product family. The binders are used for UV-curable coatings for the furniture and flooring industry as well as for overprint varnishes and printing inks. They are characterized by high reactivity and chemical resistance and make coatings and printing inks particularly durable. BASF is going to present these products as well as other innovations at its booth 523 in hall 7A at the European Coatings Show 2017, which will take place in Nuremberg from April 4 to 6, 2017.


BASF SE declares Force Majeure for the supply of dispersions, dispersion powders and hotmelts on acrylic monomer basis from sites in Ludwigshafen and Tarragona


As a consequence of the fire incident at the North Harbour at BASF SE in Ludwigshafen on October 17, 2016, BASF has to declare Force Majeure on deliveries of dispersions, dispersion powders and hotmelts on acrylic monomer basis (Acronal®, acResin®, Acrodur®, ACROSOL® E 20 D, AQAGloss®, Basonal®, Col.9®, Epotal® and Luhydran®) from BASF’s sites in Ludwigshafen and Tarragona until further notice.


BASF divests global photoinitiator business to IGM Resins


BASF has sold its global photoinitiator business to IGM Resins B.V., Netherlands, a global producer and supplier of radiation-curable material.


TfS audit of BASF site in Cengkareng to help global customers promote sustainability


TfS audit of BASF site in Cengkareng to help global customers promote sustainability.



BASF expands production capacities for Laromer® UV/EB acrylates in Europe


BASF is extending its existing production facilities for Laromer® UV/EB acrylates, which are part of BASF’s C3-Verbund system, at its Ludwigshafen site in Germany.


New Eco-Efficiency Analysis proves benefits of BASF’s water-based adhesives for flexible food packaging


BASF’s water-based adhesive systems are an environmentally compatible and economically rewarding alternative to conventional technologies when it comes to lamination of flexible food packaging.


BASF increases production capacity for Basonat® hardeners


BASF is investing to expand its existing production facilities for Basonat® hardeners at its Ludwigshafen site, significantly increasing its local production capacity.


BASF binder helps produce worldwide first automobile roof frame made of natural fiber


Together with the International Automotive Components Group (IAC), a global leading supplier to the automobile industry, BASF has developed the worldwide first roof frame for cars that is entirely made of natural fiber.


From biomass to dispersions: For the first time BASF produces binders for interior paints based on the mass balance process


For the first time ever BASF is producing dispersions for interior paints based on the mass balance approach. To manufacture the binders of the Acronal® brand, the company replaces one hundred percent of the fossil resources used at the beginning of the production process with renewable raw materials.


BASF launches highly effective deaerator for 100% solids coating systems


BASF recently launched Efka® PB 2744, a defoamer for fast and effective deaeration of 100% solids coating systems. It provides excellent efficiency, long-term persistency and effectiveness against macro and micro foam.


BASF strengthening global network for pigment production


BASF is strengthening its global production network for pigments with two new investments. At the site in Nanjing, China, the company has increased its production capacities for high-performance diketopyrrolopyrrole pigments (DPP). In Ludwigshafen, BASF is going to expand its capacities for the production of versatile alpha blue pigments, which are particularly characterized by their excellent fastness properties, by the fall of 2016.


New effect pigments from BASF enable warm colors with antique look for elegant interiors


A gold that is elegant and unobtrusive at the same time and a bold reddish brown with the shine of metal: With Firemist® Velvet Gold and Firemist Velvet Russet, BASF has launched two new effect pigments worldwide. Both color shades complete the Firemist Velvet series, which also includes pearl (white), bronze and copper pigments.


BASF showcases innovative products at Scanpack fair in Gothenburg


As a supplier and development partner for packaging materials and solutions, BASF will be participating in the Scanpack fair, the largest packaging exhibition in Northern Europe. It runs from October 20 to 23, 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden. At booth H02:12, BASF will be presenting innovative solutions for biodegradable packaging as well as water-based technologies for printing and converting of flexible packaging.


Introduction of innovative BASF technologies for radiation curing at RadTech Europe 2015


The printing industry is changing tracks: These days, more and more specialist firms are switching from the traditional analog approach to digital printing procedures, preferring in particular the use of inkjet printers that increasingly involve the use of UV-curing inks.


HUGO BOSS racing yacht all in black due to functional pigments made by BASF


Whether the new racing yacht of the fashion house HUGO BOSS is going to be the fastest sailing boat in the world is yet to be seen. But one thing is certain: skippers and sailing fans around the world will not be able to ignore this state-of-the-art yacht.


BASF launches new bio-based Polyol for VOC free* 2K PU applications


BASF has extended its range of high-quality bio-based polyols sold under the Sovermol® trademark. The products are used for manufacturing extremely low-emission 2K PU coatings for interior and exterior applications. With Sovermol 830 BASF is launching a new polyol that makes indoor floorings, e.g. in industrial warehouses or sports halls, more resistant.


BASF to set up new global business unit combining all pigments activities


Hong Kong, China / Ludwigshafen, Germany – July 22, 2015 – BASF will form a global business unit (GBU) combining all of its pigments activities effective January 2016. In the second half of 2016, BASF intends to carve out its pigments business and establish separate legal entities.


BASF to extend pigment portfolio for automotive coatings


Ludwigshafen, Germany – June 10, 2015 – Highest durability levels, outstanding coloristics and excellent processability in both, water- and solvent-based systems: Suppliers of automotive coatings have high expectations when it comes to pigments. BASF meets the requirements of its customers by offering them a broad portfolio of high-performance pigments to which the company has now added a particularly color-intensive Indanthrone blue pigment – the Paliogen® Blue EH 1900 (L 6400).


Lumina® Royal effect pigments provide new design options for the plastics industry


BASF now offers all five effect pigments of its Lumina® Royal product series for plastics applications. This will enable producers of plastics all over the world to create attractive design options in blue and copper color shades. Already in 2010, BASF introduced the effect pigment Lumina Royal Blue for plastics applications into the market.


BASF expands production capacity and color range for Paliocrom® products


Ludwigshafen, Germany – March 26, 2015 – BASF will expand its capacity for the production of Paliocrom® effect pigments by more than 20 percent by 2017 in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The investment will enable the company to accommodate for the growing demand of its aluminum-based effect pigments in the automotive coatings sector. With an investment of approximately €10 million, BASF aims to strengthen its position in this fast-growing market.


Mobile app demonstrates cooling energy savings potential of Micronal® PCM


Ludwigshafen, Germany – March 10, 2015 – A new mobile app from BASF is helping architects, investors and designers of technical building equipment to assess the impact of latent heat storage enhanced building materials on the cooling load of buildings.


BASF launches new Acrodur® binder for automotive lightweight composites


Ludwigshafen, Germany – March 2, 2015 – BASF is launching a new binder – Acrodur® Power 2750 X. The product is designed for the production of natural fiber composites for automotive lightweight applications such as interior car door panels or shelves. As a low-emission alternative to formaldehyde-based reactive resins, Acrodur Power 2750 X gives natural fiber composites high mechanical stability.


BASF to increase production capacities for bismuth vanadate pigments in Besigheim


Besigheim, Germany – February 5, 2015 – BASF is going to significantly increase its production capacities of bismuth vanadate pigments in Besigheim near Stuttgart. The additional capacities will be available as of 2017. Bismuth vanadate pigments are yellow pigments with a special greenish color tone, that BASF markets under the Sicopal® and Paliotan® brand names. Customers use them for the formulation of paints, coatings and plastic coatings.


BASF starts up new polymer dispersions plant in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia


Pasir Gudang, Malaysia – January 29, 2015 – BASF is further strengthening its production footprint in Asia Pacific with the start-up of its first production plant for polymer dispersions in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia.  This production plant is built at the existing BASF production site, located in the Pasir Gudang Industrial Park of the Johor Free Trade Zone.


BASF invites customers to take a closer look at more sustainable formulations


Ludwigshafen, Germany – January 19, 2015 – The paints and coatings industry in Europe faces substantial challenges. Efficient production is meant to go hand in hand with ever better performance. At the same time, coatings must meet the increasing demand for health-friendly and resource-saving solutions. Together with its sales company BTC Europe GmbH, BASF is going to refer to this development at the European Coatings Show (ECS) from April 21 to 23, 2015, in Nuremberg, Germany.


BASF and Glunz jointly develop four new colors for MDF


BASF and Glunz, a manufacturer of wood-based panels, have jointly developed four new colors for medium-density fiberboards (MDF). The color shades – Royal, Curry, Berry and Terra – are based on BASF pigment preparations from the Dispers range. They are distributed under the brand name INNOVUS® Coloured MDF as part of the global INNOVUS décor collection of Glunz.


BASF at Compamed 2014: Plastics, adhesive raw materials and plasticizers for medical applications


At Compamed 2014 in Hall 8B, Stand J32, BASF will be exhibiting innovative products for medical applications made of plastics (polyoxymethylene and thermoplastic polyurethanes), its widely applicable non-phthalate plasticizer Hexamoll® DINCH® and acResin®, a variable adhesive raw material for medical adhesive tapes..

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