BASF is the world’s leading chemical company headquartered in Germany. Its portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrials Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions.
The Chemicals segment consists of the Petrochemicals and Intermediates divisions. In our integrated production facilities – our Verbund – we produce a broad range of basic chemicals and intermediates in Europe, Asia and North and South America.
The segment Materials consists of the Performance Materials and Monomers divisions.
The Industrial Solutions segment covers the business of Dispersions & Pigments as well as for Performance Chemicals.
The segment Surface Technologies comprises the Catalysts, Coatings and the Construction Chemicals divisions. They develop and market system solutions, services and innovative products, particularly for the automotive, electronic, chemical and construction industries as well as for household applications, sports and leisure.
The segment Nutrition & Care covers the divisions Care Chemicals and Nutrition & Health.
The Agricultural Solutions segment also includes Crop Protection. We develop and produce innovative solutions for the improvement of crop health and yields, and market them worldwide.
Battery materials meet recycling: BASF is the first company to establish a co-located battery materials and recycling center and close the loop in the European battery value chain at Schwarzheide, Germany
Inauguration of first state-of-the-art high-performance cathode active materials production plant in Germany. Kick off for world-class battery recycling plant to produce black mass in Europe in the...
BASF increases production capacity for alkoxylates at Antwerp, Belgium, and Ludwigshafen, Germany
Investment primarily in response to a growing European demand for alkoxylates Additional capacity to come on stream step by step from the second quarter of 2023 onward Antwerp, Belgium, and Ludwigs...
BASF to invest in its aroma ingredients business by expanding its global production footprint with new plants in China and Ludwigshafen, Germany
New menthol and linalool plants in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Strong commitment to sustainability transformation
BASF and ARCUS sign agreement on the production and procurement of pyrolysis oil from mixed plastic waste at Ludwigshafen, Germany
Agreement foresees take-up of up to 100,000 tons of pyrolysis oil per year
BASF, SABIC and Linde start construction of the world’s first demonstration plant for large-scale electrically heated steam cracker furnaces at Ludwigshafen, Germany
Demonstration plant with 6 megawatts input of renewable electrical energy to be fully integrated into a steam cracker at BASF’s Ludwigshafen Verbund site
BASF and enviaM commission solar farm in Schwarzheide, Germany
The plant can generate 25 gigawatt hours (GWh) of climate-friendly electricity per year
BASF transforms market towards certified, sustainably sourced coconut oil in Cassina Rizzardi, Italy
BASF first chemical company offering Rainforest Alliance Certified personal care ingredients based on coconut oil. Production site in Cassina Rizzardi, Italy, certified according to Rainforest Alli...
BASF to strengthen its commitment as a leading ingredients partner in nutrition, flavor and fragrance industries
Nutrition business to strengthen its core product platforms supported by investments in organic growth. New setup for Aroma Ingredients to support customers’ growth. Pharma Solutions to maintain it...
BASF expands world-scale vitamin A formulation plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany
Increasing capacities for vitamin A powder in line with higher vitamin A acetate production capacity. Full integration into vitamin A production complex. Start-up scheduled for mid-2023
BASF strengthens market position for optical brighteners at Monthey, Switzerland
BASF has completed a double-digit million euro investment to increase production capacity for Tinopal® CBS optical brighteners at its Monthey site. Following phase one of the stepwise capacity incr...
BASF ramps up Methane sulfonic acid output at the Ludwigshafen Verbund site in Germany
New methane sulfonic acid plant started up at Ludwigshafen. Additional sales volumes available in the third quarter of 2022. Special properties of methane sulfonic acid add value in numerous applic...
BASF to increase capacity for plastic additives in Pontecchio Marconi, Italy and Lampertheim, Germany
Capacity expansion will increase production of HALS light stabilizers in Italy and Germany. Meeting the growing demand for sustainable solutions globally
Awarded first call large-scale projects on climate action by European commission
7 projects aiming to bring breakthrough technologies to the market in energy-intensive industries, hydrogen, renewable energy; and carbon capture, use and storage were pre-selected for grant agree...
BASF builds new plant for alkylethanolamines at Antwerp site
Increase of BASF’s global alkylethanolamines capacity to 140,000 metric tons per year. Growing customer demand for versatile intermediate products
Antwerp@C project takes a major next step towards halving CO2 footprint at Port of Antwerp, Belgium
Antwerp@C has the ambition to support industries’ efforts towards a 50% CO2 emissions’ reduction within the Port of Antwerp by 2030 through the creation of a common CO2 infrastructure.
BASF and foam specialist NEVEON are working together to further develop the recycling of mattresses. Pilot in Berlin, Germany
First trials on chemical recycling of mattresses successful. Mattress take-back pilot as important step towards circular economy
BASF replaces plant for 2-Mercaptoethanol in Ludwigshafen, Germany
The plant replaces the previous plant at the Ludwigshafen site, which is being closed after more than 40 years of operation.
BASF expands its offering of polyamides and polyphthalamides in Europe by Acquisition of Solvay’s polyamide business
Global portfolio of engineering plastics for innovative E&E applications in industrial, consumer and automotive electronics. Ultramid® One J (PA66/6T) with very good mechanical and dielectric prope...
BASF modernizes production of chloroformates and acid chlorides at Ludwigshafen, Germany
Investment in reliable production and capacity expansion. Around 30 individual products with a diverse range of applications
BASF expands production capacity for feed enzymes at Ludwigshafen, Germany
Expansion of BASF’s Ludwigshafen enyzme plant has started production and larger volumes of BASF feed enzymes are already available. BASF’s animal nutrition business to serve the growing demand for ...
Clariant's new AmoMax® 10 Plus ammonia synthesis catalyst: Great start at BASF plant in Antwerp, Belgium
BASF selected Clariant's new ammonia synthesis catalyst AmoMax 10 Plus for their ammonia plant in Antwerp, Belgium, after good experience with the previous generation at Freeport, Texas, USA. The f...
Air Liquide and BASF welcome support from European Innovation Fund for joint CCS project Kairos@C in Antwerp, Belgium
Kairos@C will be jointly developed by Air Liquide and BASF at its Antwerp chemical site. By avoiding 14.2 million tons of CO2 over the first 10 years of operation, it will significantly contribute ...
BASF drives innovation with new global Catalyst Development and Solids Processing Center in Ludwigshafen, Germany
New center strengthens innovation leadership of chemical catalysts portfolio. Sustainable setup with all necessary solids processing capabilities in one place. Customers benefit from joint developm...
New ISO C4 plant in Burghausen/Germany starts production
Innovative, sustainable technology developed by BASF and OMV. Successful start-up of ISO C4 plant for direct production of high-purity isobutene. First-time demonstration of novel production techno...
Groundbreaking for cathode active materials production plant in Schwarzheide, Germany
Construction of the new plant already started with start-up scheduled for 2022 to supply around 400,000 full electric vehicles per year. Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and En...
The new BASF Acetylene Plant in Ludwigshafen
BASF takes on stream its new acetylene plant at the Ludwigshafen Verbund site. It starts production with an annual capacity of 90,000 metric tons. After a transition period of several months, it w...
BASF invests into Pyrum: Pyrolysis oil from waste tires
The investment will support construction of additional production capacities for pyrolysis oil. Milestone in establishing a circular economy for post-consumer plastic waste. Pyrolysis oil will part...
BASF’s battery materials plants in Europe advance as planned
BASF remains on schedule for start-up of plants in 2022. Construction started on precursor plant in Harjavalta, Finland. Secured building permit for cathode active materials plant in Schwarzheide, ...
New distillation plant of Isobionics® at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Geleen
BASF takes next step in production of natural fragrances and flavors
BASF further invests in Europe to strengthen global leadership position for battery materials for electric vehicles
BASF announces Schwarzheide, Germany, as location for cathode active material production in Europe. Battery materials plants in Germany and Finland will utilize an industry leading energy mix lower...
BASF closes acquisition of polyamide business from Solvay
Broadened engineering plastics’ capabilities for innovative solutions. Enhanced access to regional growth markets in Asia and the Americas. Strengthened backward integration covering the entire pol...
BASF invests in the expansion of polyurethane dispersion business in Castellbisbal, Spain
30 percent increase in production capacity for water-based polyurethane dispersions. BASF meets rising demand for polyurethane dispersions
BASF expands production capacity for Irganox® 1520L in Pontecchio Marconi, Italy
Investment meets increasing global demand. Annual capacity expansion of 20%. Startup planned for the first quarter of 2021
BASF strengthens its business with water-soluble polyacrylates for use in household and commercial cleaning products and industrial applications
With a single-digit million-euro investment, BASF has enhanced the flexibility of its water-soluble polyacrylate production plant at the company's Ludwigshafen site, Germany, and slightly expanded ...
BASF’s Coatings division Chemetall completes expansion in Langelsheim, Germany
Chemetall has inaugurated a new laboratory and office building in Langelsheim, Germany. This completes the expansion of the production site in Lower Saxony which focuses on the development and prod...
BASF invests in Quantafuel to jointly drive chemical recycling of mixed plastic waste
BASF SE (“BASF”) is to invest €20 million into Quantafuel, a specialist for pyrolysis of mixed plastic waste and purification of pyrolysis oil, headquartered in Oslo, Norway.
BASF to expand integrated ethylene oxide and derivatives complex at its Verbund site in Antwerp
Investment exceeds €500 million and adds 400,000 metric tons per year of production capacity. Supporting customers’ growing demand for alkoxylates in the home and personal care industries as well ...
BASF expands Production Capacity for Neopentylglycol
Capacity increases worldwide to 215,000 metric tons per year. Neopentylglycol-expansion at Nanjing site will start in 2020. Market position further expanded
OMV continues to expand at Burghausen by building a isobutene unit
First application worldwide of technology developed in collaboration with BASF for direct production of high-purity isobutene. EUR 64 mln investment announced: new ISO C4 unit for Burghausen Refine...
BASF starts up plant for functionalizing foils at the Münster site
BASF enters new work area with this technology, tapping into new market segments. Münster site, headquarters of BASF’s Coatings division, to be strengthened by investment. New technology developed ...
BASF invests in silicate-based specialty chemicals business
Mid-double-digit euro million sum to be invested. Consolidation of market position in the silicates business in Europe.
BASF to expand capacity for methane sulfonic acid at its Ludwigshafen site
Global capacity to increase to 50,000 metric tons per year. BASF to meet growing customer demand for state-of-the-art formulations
BASF and Nornickel join forces to supply the battery materials market
BASF announces first location for battery materials production in Europe. BASF and Nornickel establish a strategic cooperation to meet the growing needs for battery materials in electric vehicles.
BASF expands vitamin A plant in Ludwigshafen
The vitamin A production volume will be increased by 1500t after the recently started expansion of the vitamin A plant at the Ludwigshafen site. About 600 machines & devices, 4000 pipelines and 500...
BASF to increase capacity for Hexanediol at its Ludwigshafen site
Global capacity to increase to more than 70,000 metric tons per year. Meet growing customer demand for high-performance formulations
BASF pursues a capacity expansion of the integrated ethylene oxide complex at its Verbund site in Antwerp
BASF pursues a significant capacity expansion of the integrated ethylene oxide complex at its Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium. The project includes capacity expansions for ethylene oxide and for s...
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 coatin...
BASF to expand mobile emissions catalysts site in Ṥroda Ṥląska, Poland
Innovative catalysts solutions help customers meet tight emission regulation standards. Additional capacity strategically focused on Europe
BASF invests in third plant for specialty zeolites used for the production of mobile emissions catalysts
New plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, will double BASF’s global specialty zeolites production capacity
BASF puts expanded compounding plant for engineering plastics into operation
Capacity at Schwarzheide, Germany, increased by 70,000 tons per year. Schwarzheide now the biggest compounding site within BASF. Further expansion of BASF’s flexible global production network
BASF increases capacity for optical brightener Tinopal® CBS at Monthey, Switzerland
BASF announces double-digit million euro investment in specialty chemicals business at Monthey, Switzerland site. Significant capacity expansion until 2022. Expanding leadership in a growing market
BASF invests in sustainable production for high performance silica adsorbents in Germany
Significant investment in modern production technology at Nienburg, Germany site. Strong commitment to natural gas processing and compressed air drying markets. Sets new standards in efficiency and...
Sustainable further development of BASF's Lemförde site
BASF Polyurethanes GmbH initiated a further production line for thermoplastic polyurethane and a new dispatch hall are being built. In addition, BASF is carrying out accompanying infrastructure mea...
MDI capacity increases at BASF Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium
Annual MDI capacity increases to 650,000 metric tons per year
BASF invests in new fungicide formulation plant in Tarragona, Spain
BASF opened a new, fifth, fungicide production line in the agrochemicals formulation plant at its site in Tarragona, Spain. The expansion involved a €21 million investment and it will increase the ...
Synvina: Joint venture of BASF and Avantium, invests in Antwerp reference FDCA plant
Bio based Furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) as main building block for polyethylenefuranoate (PEF) FDCA production plant with of up to 50,000 tons capacity planned PEF with multiple application oppor...
BASF plans to build a new world-scale plant for vitamin A in Ludwigshafen
Significant vitamin A capacity increase by 1,500 metric tons per annum. Strengthening of Ludwigshafen site
BASF to replace acetylene plant in Ludwigshafen
World’s most efficient production process. Strengthens Ludwigshafen Verbund site. Improves competitiveness in many markets
BASF expands production capacities for Laromer® UV/EB acrylates in Europe
Investment due to rising demand for high-quality UV/EB acrylates. Additional capacities available as of the 3rd quarter of 2016
BASF and Avantium intend to establish joint venture and build a plant for FDCA in Antwerp
Production and marketing of furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) based on renewable resources, the main new building block for polyethylenefuranoate (PEF). Further development and licensing of Avantium’s ...
BASF commissions pilot plant for the production of novel PU-aerogel insulating panels
Production of the first sample quantities of the new high-performance insulating material SLENTITE® for customized climate management at the Lemförde location
BASF expands its capacity for specialty amines at its Verbund site in Ludwigshafen
Strengthening of worldwide leading position in specialty amines. Expansion of current production facilities. Gradual start up by early 2017. Major applications in coatings, lubricants, crop protect...
BASF plans worldwide expansion of PVP production
PVP – success story for more than 75 years: Polymer with versatile application options. Investment of up to €56 million in expansion of NVP/PVP value chain. Extension of capacities in Ludwigshafen,...
BASF plans major investment in pioneering superabsorbent technology
Investment of up to €500 million in production capacities worldwide. Highly innovative superabsorbent polymer SAVIVATM to be launched starting end of 2016. Pioneering technology platform enables mo...
BASF investment at Cork site in Ireland
BASF is expanding the manufacturing plant for its LIX® product range at its Cork site, Ireland. An investment is underway with production scheduled by end of the first quarter of 2015.
BASF starts up butadiene extraction plant in Antwerp
Production capacity of 155,000 metric tons per year. Securing BASF’s internal supply of butadiene in Europe. Taking advantage of opportunities on the external market and strengthening of Antwerp V...
BASF inaugurates its largest European production plant for mobile emissions catalysts in Środa Śląska, Poland
Total investment of €150 million will double regional manufacturing capacity and create 400 jobs. Plant supports increased demand for catalysts due to stringent Euro 6/VI emissions regulations
BASF to build new PAG plant in Ludwigshafen
Plant for production of PAG-based lubricants. Supporting growth of lubricant formulators. Backward integration into Ludwigshafen Verbund site
BASF announces launch of commercial LFP cathode materials production in Germany
LFP (lithium iron phosphate) is an innovative cathode material used in the production of advanced lithium-ion batteries (LiBs) BASF is operating a 3,000 MT/year plant in Weimar, Germany, leveragin...
BASF to build new world-scale plant for specialty amines in Ludwigshafen
Reinforcing global leadership position in specialty amines. Start-up of flexible multi-product facility end of 2015. Major applications in construction, automotive, crop protection and pharmaceuticals
BASF inaugurates new facility for plant biotechnology research in Ghent, Belgium
BASF subsidiary CropDesign moves into a new building in Technologiepark
Air Liquide: additional investment of €50 million in the Antwerp basin
Air Liquide has just signed a long-term contract with BASF to supply carbon monoxide to its MDI production unit located in Antwerp, Belgium.
Research cooperation develops innovative technology for environmentally sustainable syngas production from carbon dioxide and hydrogen
New process technology for industrial-scale reaction of carbon dioxide with hydrogen reduces CO2 emissions. German Federal Ministry of Education and Research grants a total of €9.2 million to suppo...
Expansion of BASF in Lemförde
Construction of new production complex for thermoplastic polyurethane Largest single investment in the site’s history
BASF increases production capacity for methanesulfonic acid/Lutropur® in Ludwigshafen
Expansion and strengthening of BASF´s leading position as supplier of methanesulfonic acid/Lutropur®. Capacity tripled to 30 000 tonnes per year. Demand for Lutropur® is continuing to increase.
BASF building production plant for specialty zeolites in Ludwigshafen, Germany
BASF is investing in the construction of a production plant for zeolites at Ludwigshafen, Germany. Operations start up in the first quarter of 2014, significantly increasing BASF’s production capac...
BASF plans to expand vinylformamide capacity in Ludwigshafen
BASF is planning to expand the manufacturing plant for vinylformamide (VFA) in Ludwigshafen. In addition, BASF intends to increase the polymerization capacity in Ludwigshafen and build a new polyme...
BASF to build butadiene extraction plant in Antwerp
BASF plans to build a butadiene extraction plant at its Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium. The plant will have an annual production capacity of 155,000 metric tons and is scheduled to start up durin...
BASF to build an integrated 300,000 metric tons TDI plant in Ludwigshafen
Project secures BASF’s position as the low-cost TDI producer. 80,000 metric tons TDI plant in Schwarzheide planned to be closed.
BASF puts production plant for Xemium® into operation in Ludwigshafen
Increasing demand for crop protection products necessitates new production facility. 23 new jobs created in Ludwigshafen
BASF starts operations at expanded Ecoflex plant
Production capacity for biodegradable plastics increases by 60,000 metric tons per year. Production of plastics based on renewable raw materials also rises. BASF expects significant market growth...
BASF Coatings expands waterborne coating production at Würzburg
BASF Coatings has officially launched its new production and lab capacities for basecoats at the Würzburg site.
New BASF and Dow HPPO Plant in Antwerp Completes Start-Up Phase
World’s largest plant using new HPPO technology. Sustainability through greater energy efficiency
BASF to build semiconductor materials plant in Ludwigshafen
BASF is investing a double-digit million euro sum in the Electronic Material Center Europe, which is scheduled to open at the end of 2007.
BASF’s new isopropanolamine plant started up
BASF has started up a new production facility for isopropanolamines (IPOA) at its Ludwigshafen site. Withan annual capacity of 15,000 metric tons, this is the sole dedicated facility of this type i...
BASF increases production for acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers (SAP) in Antwerp and butyl acrylate in Ludwigshafen, Germany
BASF will increase capacity of SAP to 175,000 tonne/year from 115,000 tonne/year. Capacity for the precursor acrylic acid will be extended as a result and a second plant with a capacity of 160,000 ...
BASF Officially Inaugurates Its New Citral Plant In Ludwigshafen
BASF inaugurates a new production plant for the intermediate citral at its Ludwigshafen site. The world-scale plant, which has an annual capacity of 40,000 metric tons, replaces an existing plant w...