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BASF Asphalt Performance selects Azelis as its national distributor for polymer dispersions for the asphalt industry in Turkey

BASF selected Azelis as its exclusive distributor for polymer dispersions and other products specifically designed to improve asphalt performance. Azelis, the preferred partner for dispersions, resins, formulation and performance additives in Turkey since 2019, will now also distribute the current and future portfolio of BASF Asphalt Performance in Turkey.


BASF extends its packaging coatings production to South China

BASF has expanded its dispersion portfolio at its site in Huizhou, South China. The expansion will complement the production capacities in Shanghai, which primarily serve the market in the East China region. The move will support the fast-growing packaging industry in South China and help customers reduce lead-times by offering proximity between production and point of use. 




Jens Liebermann appointed to Vice President for Semiconductor business under the Electronic Materials global business unit of BASF


Jens Liebermann has been appointed Vice President for the global Semiconductor business under the business unit Electronic Materials of BASF’s Dispersions & Pigments division effective March 1, 2020. Jens succeeds Dominic Yang, who led the Semiconductor business in the past years and will retire from his current position. Jens will be based in Seoul, South Korea. 



BASF showcases solutions for the entire packaging life cycle at interpack 2020

At interpack 2020, which is being held in Düsseldorf from May 7 to 13, BASF experts and specialists from BTC Europe, BASF’s European distribution organization, will present a wide range of plastics, dispersions for adhesives as well as resins and additives for printing inks and barrier coatings in hall 10, booth B43.


BASF invests in the expansion of polyurethane dispersion business in Europe

BASF announced a single-digit million-euro investment in the capacity expansion of water-based polyurethane dispersions at its Castellbisbal site in Spain. The expansion will allow BASF to increase its production capacity by 30 percent.




New silicone wetting agent with excellent defoaming performance



BASF has recently introduced a new silicone wetting agent: Hydropalat® WE 3225, which combines excellent substrate wetting with pronounced defoaming performance.



New universal dispersing agent for organic and inorganic pigments



BASF has recently launched a new high molecular weight dispersing agent: Dispex® Ultra PX 4290, which features excellent performance in pigment stabilization, outstanding color strength and brilliant viscosity reduction.



BASF partners with EMDE Development of Light to bring innovative LED Sunvue® technology to the European market

BASF signed a distribution agreement with EMDE Development of Light (EMDE), one of the most innovative lighting design companies in Europe.  Under the agreement, EMDE will distribute BASF’s innovative LED Sunvue® lighting products in Europe. In addition, the lighting company will adopt BASF’s color conversion technology to design new lighting products and solutions.




BASF launches new defoamer that complies with major food contact regulations



BASF is proud to introduce a new defoamer – Foamaster® WO 2360, which is compliant with China’s food contact regulation GB 9685-2016 for adhesives and major food contact regulations such as Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Title 21, Food Contact Materials Regulation (EC), Bundesinstitut  für Risikobewertung (BfR) and Swiss Ordinance on Food Contact Materials for packaging.



BASF launches innovative series of reactive and high-performance dispersing agents for solvent-based and 100% systems



BASF has globally launched a series of innovative, reactive and high-performance dispersing agents: Efka® PX 4780, Efka® PX 4785 and Efka® PX 4787 based on advanced polymer technology for the automotive and industrial coatings segment.



BASF and BNP Brinkmann acting as project partners to support current DLR research on the future of mobility

As the second largest, institutionally funded transport research institution in Europe, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- and Raumfahrt/DLR) uses its transport program to address the big questions involving the future of mobility. BASF and its partner BNP Brinkmann are supporting the current research project “Next Generation Car” with a tailormade, light-weight composite based on natural fiber.


BASF and Oriental Yuhong expand collaboration by co-developing sustainable waterproofing solutions in China

BASF and Oriental Yuhong Waterproof Technology Co. Ltd. (Oriental Yuhong) have signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) in China to further strengthen their partnership to co-develop the next-generation of environmentally-friendly waterproofing solutions. The partnership intends to reinforce the strategic cooperation in construction solutions and develop waterproofing solutions with near-zero emissions that will set a new standard in China’s construction market.



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. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020. The divestiture is subject to the approval of the relevant competition authorities.



BASF and CLAP enter into technology transfer agreement for OLED Under Panel Sensor (UPS) optical film

BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, and CLAP, a Korean optical film manufacturer, have signed a technology transfer and license agreement regarding an optical film technology for coating OLED Under Panel Sensors (UPS). The UPS technology can maximize the display area for mobile devices, with all sensors being hidden under the display.




BASF doubles production capacity for adhesive raw material acResin®

BASF has doubled its manufacturing capacity for UV acrylic hotmelts sold under the brand name acResin® by building a second production facility at the Ludwigshafen site in Germany. By taking this step, the company has strengthened its position as the leading solution provider for sophisticated applications in the adhesives sector. BASF invested several tens of millions of euros to build the new facility; the additional capacity it offers is now available.




BASF improved supply of attapulgite-based additives to meet increasing demand in major markets



BASF has implemented process improvements to provide a reliable and stable supply of its attapulgite offerings. The enhancements at their site in Quincy, Florida include expanding of milling and product packaging capabilities for coarse gel, fine gel and granular materials, as well as improved logistics in shipping the mineral globally. This initiative is aligned with the increasing demand of attapulgite in BASF’s major markets around the world.



BASF to bundle development and marketing activities in the field of asphalt in one central hub

Material-saving, resilient, long-lasting and easy to repair – the list of requirements to be met by the roads and streets of tomorrow is long. Hence, great future challenges lie ahead of road construction companies. In order to offer comprehensive solutions for the production of asphalt and bitumen, BASF combines, from now on, the development and marketing activities in the EMEA region in one central hub.



European Coatings Show 2019: BASF to present new solutions covering the needs of customers

At the 2019 European Coatings Show (ECS), which is going to take place in Nuremberg from March 19 to 21, BASF experts and specialists from BTC, the European distribution organization of BASF, will present new raw materials for the coatings, paint and construction industries at booth 523 in hall 7A. The broad range of products offered by BASF includes dispersions, resins, additives, light stabilizers, antioxidants, pigments, hardeners, cross-linking agents, reactive diluents and solvents.



BASF wins material award for 3D moldable wood fiberboards based on acForm™ binder technology

At the "Haus der Wirtschaft" in Stuttgart, Germany, BASF was honored with the materialPREIS 2018 award by the raumPROBE material library for 3D moldable wood fiberboards (3MF) manufactured with the acFormTM dispersion. The new development ranked first in the category "Process" for providing the furniture and interior design industry with a storage stable composite that can be processed by hot molding.



Increase of BASF production capacities for aliphatic polyisocyanates

BASF has expanded its capacities for the production of Basonat® hardeners at the Ludwigshafen site. The high-quality polyisocyanates are used for the formulation of automotive and industrial coatings, furniture and flooring coatings as well as adhesives.



Novacolor launches new decorative effect paints produced with biomass balanced BASF binders

As of now Novacolor offers new decorative effect paints under the “Africa”, “Puro” and “Patina Minerale” brand names. The textured plasters meet the challenge of combining design and sustainability: Puro is an opaque mineral water-based innovation based on potassium polysilicate, which is odorless and neither contains volatile organic compounds (VOC) nor Formaldehyde.


BASF increases production capacity for Joncryl® water-based emulsions

BASF has extended its production facilities for Joncryl water-based emulsions. In addition to the production site in Heerenveen, The Netherlands, BASF has ramped up its production of selected Joncryl emulsions at its Ludwigshafen site.



BASF increases prices for polymer dispersions, acrylic hotmelts and powders


Effective March 26, 2018, or as existing contracts allow, BASF will increase its prices in EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) for polymer dispersions by up to 80 euros per metric ton and acrylic hotmelts as well as redispersible powders by up to 140 euros per metric ton.


BASF finalizes the divestiture of its Pischelsdorf production site in Austria to Synthomer Austria GmbH


BASF has completed the announced divestiture of the production site for styrene-butadiene-based paper dispersions in Pischelsdorf, Austria to Synthomer Austria GmbH, a subsidiary of the British specialty chemicals manufacturer Synthomer plc. Consent by the competent antitrust authorities has been obtained.


BASF to increase prices for UV resins


Ludwigshafen, Germany – January 23, 2018 – With immediate effect or as existing contracts allow, BASF will increase its prices for UV resins (Laromer® product range) in EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) by 3 - 10%, depending on the product type. The price adjustments are necessary due to continued increase of raw material as well as REACH registration costs. UV-resins are used by the coatings, printing, and packaging industries to manufacture UV-curable coatings for, e.g., wood, metal and plastic substrates as well as for overprint varnishes and UV-curable inks. 


New curtain coater installed at the BASF Pilot Plant for paper coating in Ludwigshafen


BASF has recently integrated a curtain coater, based on a “VOITH DF Coat slot dye” into its existing pilot facility. This is now available to customers, as well as interested third parties, for application trials with coating colors for paper and board in both the graphic and packaging sectors.


A new dimension for the furniture industry: BASF and Sonae Arauco win AVK Innovation Award 2017 for 3D moldable wood fiber composites


Porto/Ludwigshafen, September 19, 2017 – At the International Composites Congress in Stuttgart, BASF and Sonae Arauco were jointly honored with the AVK (German Federation of Reinforced Plastics) Innovation Award 2017 for a new development in 3D moldable wood fiber components. The two companies ranked first in the category "Innovative products/components or applications" for providing the furniture industry with a storage stable composite that can be processed by hot molding.


BASF expands paper coating portfolio for the Nordic market at its site in Hamina, Finland


BASF’s new low odor binder for paper coatings, which is based on styrene butadiene, is specially designed for odor sensitive applications in the board and packaging market in the Nordic region. Although applicable for all printing applications, the new product is particularly suitable for food contact and liquid packaging board. The low odor XSB binder is characterized by its minimal content of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). It complies with all relevant eco label and food contact requirements.


BASF is lifting force majeure for dispersions, dispersion powders and hot melts on acrylic monomer basis with immediate effect


Ludwigshafen, Germany – August 15, 2017 – With immediate effect, BASF is lifting the force majeure status that was declared on October 31, 2016 for dispersions, dispersion powders and hot melts on acrylic monomer basis (Acronal®, acResin®, Acrodur®, ACROSOL® E 20 D, AQAGloss®, Basonal®, Col.9®, Epotal® and Luhydran®) supplied from the Ludwigshafen and Tarragona sites.


BASF to divest its Micronal® PCM business to Microtek Laboratories


Ludwigshafen, Germany – May 17, 2017 – BASF has signed a contract to sell its Micronal® PCM business to Microtek Laboratories Inc.of Dayton, USA. The transaction comprises intangible assets and inventory. It does not include Ludwigshafen production assets or employees. Both companies have agreed not to disclose financial details of the transaction.

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