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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.

Luvitec® gets new packaging

  Now a new plastic film gives even better protection to Luvitec® high molecular weight powders from penetrating oxygen from the air.

BASF to establish global headquarters for Dispersions & Pigments division in Hong Kong

  BASF plans to establish the global headquarters of its Dispersions & Pigments division in Hong Kong.

Efka® 2010 high efficiency defoamer

  Efka 2010 defoamer marks the latest addition to this product class and is suited for use in a wide range of solvent-borne coating systems. It can be used for pigmented and non-pigmented systems.

BASF effect pigment – Firemist® Velvet Pearl EH 921

  With the soft and sparkling appearance of fresh snow, Firemist® Velvet Pearl can be combined with transparent absorption pigments to formulate all sorts of intriguing effects...

BASF Paliocrom® Brilliant Gold

  Paliocrom® Brilliant Gold L 2050 is an incredibly rich and vibrant gold that, in combination with other effects or colored pigments, provides opportunities for a wealth of new styling possibilities.

BASF Luvitec® product line grows

  The polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) Luvitec® is an important component in the manufacture of membranes. Now, the new Luvitec VA 6535 P is even better tailored to the requirements of the membrane industry.

BASF effect pigment – Glacier™ Frost White

  Glacier™ Frost White brings a dynamic and shimmering whiter-than-white pearlescent effect with an unexpectedly bluish sheen to coatings and packaging applications.

Computer-animated color visualization combined with technical expertise: the PigmentViewer from BASF


The unique, innovative PigmentViewer software developed by BASF, offers our customers the opportunity for early-stage decision findings in pigment selection.  


BASF’s binder facilitates first natural fiber monobloc chair


The acclaimed designer Werner Aisslinger and BASF will be showcasing the world’s first monobloc chair made of natural fibers at the Material Vision 2011, the trade exhibition on materials for product development, design and architecture.

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