BASF is the world’s leading chemical company headquartered in Germany. Its portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas.
The Chemicals segment consists of the Petrochemicals, Monomers and Intermediate 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 Performance Products segment consists of the Dispersions & Pigments, Care Chemicals, Nutrition and Health and Performance Chemicals divisions.
The Functional Materials & Solutions segment comprises the Catalysts, Construction Chemicals, Coatings and Performance Materials 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 Agricultural Solutions segment consists of the Crop protection division. We develop and produce innovative solutions for the improvement of crop health and yields, and market them worldwide.
BASF’s oil & gas activities are bundled in the Wintershall Group. We concentrate on exploration and production in oil and gas-rich regions in Europe, North Africa, Russia, South America and the Middle East. We are also active in the transport of natural gas 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 5000 measuring points will be integrated.
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 several downstream derivatives, such as surfactants.
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.
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 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 sustainability of adsorbents production
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 measures. Overall, the construction work will take roughly two years; The investment sum reaches an average double-digit million figure.
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 onsite fungicide production by up to 25%,
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 opportunities like packaging, engineering plastics, coatings, and fibers Starting point to build up world-leading positions in FDCA and PEF
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 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 production processes for FDCA and PEF at industrial scale. Intention to build a reference plant for FDCA with an annual capacity of up to 50,000 tons at BASF’s Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium
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 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, Germany and Geismar, Louisiana; technology introduction in Shanghai, China
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 more comfortable and thinner diaper designs.
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 Verbund site
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, leveraging LFP precursors produced by BASF in Ludwigshafen
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 support intersectoral cooperation between industry and academia for three years
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 capacity for specialty zeolites.
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 polymerization line for VFA in China for further processing of the feedstock from Ludwigshafen. This facility will be built at the Zhenjiang site, Jiangsu province.
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 during 2014. The investment amount will be in the high double-digit million euro range.
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 for biodegradable plastics through 2020.
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.
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 tonne/year is to be built to support the existing 160,000 tonne/year acrylic acid plant.
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 with a capacity of 10,000 metric tons per year