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BASF increases prices for additives for plastic applications as well as for coating applications


Ludwigshafen, Germany – November 5, 2014 – Effective today, or as contracts allow, BASF is increasing prices for the majority of products in its additives and stabilizers portfolio for plastic applications as well as for several light stabilizers for coating applications by up to 10%.


BASF and Hemmelrath Technologies enter into development partnership


BASF and Hemmelrath Technologies, a company that is specialized in modular facility concepts for the production of paint and coatings, have decided to cooperate in order to develop future-oriented concepts of pigment technology. The aim pursued by both partners is to improve the output and quality of coatings and paint production and save costs through the introduction of new processes.


BASF increases prices for pigments and dyes worldwide


With effect from September 1, 2014, or as contracts allow, BASF will increase prices for numerous pigments and dyes by up to 15 percent worldwide. The products affected are predominantly azo pigments, yellow and red high performance pigments, effect pigments, phthalocyanines and dyes.


New gypsum board ensures comfortable room temperatures


Ludwigshafen, Germany – June 25, 2014 – Sunshine and high temperatures make it clear that summer is here but warm or hot summer weather can create problems of its own. The rooms inside buildings, for example, can become very hot, which has a negative effect on the wellbeing and the performance of the people living or working there.


BASF presents innovations at interpack 2014


Düsseldorf, Germany – April 28, 2014 – At the interpack trade fair from May 8 to May 14, BASF is going to present its comprehensive range of packaging raw materials. At stand B43 in hall 10, BASF experts are going to showcase manifold and innovative products that enable customers to develop more sustainable solutions.


BASF boosts photoinitiator production in Mortara


Mortara, Italy – April 22, 2014 – Through investments in the local facilities BASF enhances the competitiveness of the photoinitiator production in Mortara, Italy, and strengthens the site in the long term. In 2014, BASF invests €4 to 6 million in its facilities in order to ensure the highest standards of safety and environmental protection and to improve the efficiency of the production lines. In addition, BASF extends its production of photoinitiators in Mortara. The site is one of the largest in the world for the production of photoinitiators.


BASF introduces innovative and efficient solutions at the INDEX 2014


Geneva, Switzerland, April 3, 2014 – From April 8-11, BASF will present new and efficient solutions for the hygiene industry at the INDEX 2014, the worldwide primary exhibition of nonwovens, at the Palexpo Exhibition & Congress Centre in Geneva, Switzerland. At the BASF booth 2427, BASF experts will inform and advise business professionals about BASF’s comprehensive services and product range in the field of innovation including HySorb® new odor control and HySorb® Mass Balance approach, binders for fibrous materials and of additives for hygiene, filtration and medical applications.


BASF presents a broad product range at the Interlakokraska fair in Moscow


Moscow, Russia –February 28, 2014 – At the Interlakokraska trade fair taking place in Moscow, Russia from March 11 to 13, BASF is going to present its comprehensive range of resins, additives, pigments and pigment preparations. The international trade fair is predominantly aimed at manufacturers of paints and coatings who supply the Russian and Eastern European market. At stand FE 094 in the Forum Expocentre pavilion, BASF experts are going to present innovative products that will enable the customers to develop more sustainable solutions.


BASF to divest liquid masterbatch business to Audia International


Clermont de l’Oise, France – February 19, 2014 – BASF has signed a contract to divest its liquid masterbatch business in Clermont de l’Oise, France, to Audia International, a large global supplier of polyolefins and color masterbatches. The transaction is expected to close in mid 2014.


BASF to divest Vinuran® PVC modifier business to Kaneka


BASF has signed a contract to sell its Vinuran PVC modifier business to Kaneka Belgium N.V., a subsidiary of Kaneka Corporation, Japan. The transaction comprises intangible assets and inventory. It does not include a transfer of the production assets or employees in Ludwigshafen.


BASF expands capacity for radiation-curable resins and specialty monomers


BASF will increase its annual capacity for manufacturing energy-curable binders – sold under the brand name Laromer® – and specialty monomers in Europe by beginning of 2014. Specialty monomers and energy-curable binders add value in many applications including coatings for furniture and flooring, inks and overprint varnishes as well as lacquers for coating plastic and metal substrates.


BASF announces further steps to improve pigment’s competitiveness in its Performance Products segment


BASF continues to implement a series of measures within its Performance Products segment to strengthen its competitiveness. As part of its long-term pigment strategy, BASF will enhance customer focus and continue to design differentiated products in high-value applications, and optimize the global production network.


BASF receives Frost & Sullivan Award for Resins for Protective Coatings


BASF receives the 2013 Product Line Strategy Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan based on a recent analysis of the European resins for protective coatings market. The award recognizes the extent to which the product line meets customer base demands, the overall impact it has in terms of customer value as well as increased market share.


BASF unveils water-based adhesives for flexible packaging


Flexible packages like pouches and bags are gaining market share and increasingly replace the traditional means of packaging, namely cans, containers and bottles. Their advantages are lower weight, less required storage space, lower shipping costs and increased customisability.


BASF steps up its measures against patent infringements in the photoinitiator business


BASF is taking firm steps to stop the distribution of counterfeit versions of its Irgacure® 819 photoinitiator product. After repeatedly issuing notifications, BASF has contacted distributors identified as offering counterfeit Irgacure 819 products for sale and legally insisted that they cease marketing and selling these products.


BASF unveils an industry-specific portfolio at the European Coatings Show


On 19‒21 March, BASF will be presenting many different products and services at the European Coatings Show 2013 (ECS) in Nuremberg. At stand 523 in hall 7A, experts from BASF and BTC, the distribution organization of BASF in Europe, provide information on their range of innovative resins, additives, dispersions, pigments, pigment preparations, specialty monomers and specialty vinyl monomers.


BASF transfers Capcure® business to Gabriel Performance Products


BASF sells Capcure®, mercaptan-based epoxy curative business, to
Gabriel Performance Products, LLC


BASF to invest in Chattanooga, Tennessee plant

  Strengthening BASF's position as a supplier of emulsion polymers for the paper, paperboard and carpet industries in North America

BASF to build new plant in Freeport, Texas to manufacture emulsion polymers

  A new production plant for emulsion polymers at BASF's integrated “Verbund” site in Freeport, Texas. The new plant will allow BASF to better serve the coatings, construction, adhesives, and paper industries.

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BASF starts production of acrylic dispersions in Durban, South Africa

  With this new production facility, BASF will serve its customers in the fast growing South African and Sub-Saharan African coatings and construction industry with acrylic dispersions based on state-of-the-art technologies.

BASF to exhibit Formulation Additive portfolio at Paintstanbul 2012

  BASF will showcase innovative solutions in the areas of dispersing agents, defoamers and rheology modifiers at its booth during the Paintistanbul 2012 on 13 to15 September 2012.

BASF expands center of competence for adhesive coatings

  To further drive innovation, BASF invests every year more than €800,000 in the modernization and maintenance of its adhesive coating facilities.

Graphitan® Vintage Black – Free your creative spirit!

  Now it is possible to create opaque metallic effects without metallic pigments. Luxurious, modern effects for your printing inks.

Ambiguously shaped – indisputably brilliant

  Pointing to the South, it acts like a kind of sundial with its shadow moving slowly about the green lawn. Its color, too, changes continually. In the blazing sun, the coating starts to glow in a bright orange.

Epotal® ECO is now even more powerful


BASF receives certification for compostable system consisting of Epotal ECO and curing agent


Tinuvin® 5333-DW by BASF – Bring out the beauty of your wood

  TINUVIN® 5333-DW by BASF, brings out the beauty of your wood. Benchmark sun-protection for your coatings in a water-dispersable form.

BASF Firemist® Crystal Touch – the sparkle effect you can touch

  Firemist® Crystal Touch offers a secret, rich, sparkle suddenly emerging from a refined, otherwise matt surface, with the elegant, tactile texture of dusted micro-crystals.

BASF - Strong Partnership at DRUPA 2012

  BASF and COMEXI GROUP are combining strengths and focusing on a new vision for the flexible packaging industry. Visit us at Drupa 2012, Hall 10 C62 where both companies are eager to share their achievements and will invite you to join them on the pathway to sustainability.

BASF Solutions for Sustainable Construction - Ecobuild 2012

  Exhibiting at Ecobuild 2012,  BASF (stand N250) will feature projects in the UK which have been used to demonstrate how energy efficiency in buildings can be achieved through innovative, competent and reliable solutions.
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