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Investment responds to growing worldwide demand for phosphate alternatives
In order to meet the fast growing global market demand for its innovative chelating agent, BASF will build a new Trilon®M (methylglycinediacetic acid) world scaleplant at Evonik’s Theodore, Alabamasite. The investment will be about $90 million and create around 20 additional jobs. The new ...
BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany, and American technology provider Renmatix Inc. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will jointly scale up the Renmatix Plantrose process for the production of industrial sugars based on lignocellulosic biomass. T he two companies signed a non-exclusive joint development ...
State of the art research facilities enable further innovation in crop protection and plant biotechnology
BASF inaugurated its new research facilities in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina at a grand opening ceremony. This $33 million expansion includes 80,000 square feet of office, laboratory and greenhouse facilities. “This expansion demonstrates BASF’s strong commitment to ...
BASF to exit membrane electrode assemblies business at BASF Fuel Cell
BASF is restructuring its fuel cell systems activities and will focus on catalysts and adsorbents for fuel cells in the future. As a result, BASF Fuel Cell, Inc., Somerset, New Jersey, will be closed on August 1, 2013. The site produces membrane electrode assemblies for high-temperature ...
BASF has announced that it will start-up a new multi-million euro fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts testing and research laboratory at the hte Aktiengesellschaft (hte) facility in Heidelberg, Germany. The new BASF laboratory will begin operating in the first half of 2014, and will be ...
Focus on innovative materials for the automotive, building and construction, and energy sectors
BASF SE has launched a research initiative called ”North American Center for Research on Advanced Materials” through which it is collaborating with Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst. One goal of this ...
First BASF manufacturing facility dedicated to commercial-scale production of advanced cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries
BASF celebrated the grand opening of its new cathode materials production plant in Elyria, Ohio. The materials manufactured at the Elyria plant will be used by BASF’s customers to produce advanced lithium-ion batteries that will propel current and next-generation hybrid and full electric ...
Collaboration with American customers and universities to be stepped up
BASF has opened a new research lab for thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) in Wyandotte, Michigan. A multidisciplinary team of product developers, chemists and material scientists will work to discover new products for the American automotive, construction, sports and leisure industries. ...
BASF and ITWC, Inc. announced BASF’s acquisition of ITWC, Inc., based in Malcom, Iowa. ITWC specializes in cast elastomer polyurethane systems and polyester polyols. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. With more than 80 employees including business management, ...
BASF announced its plans to build a world scale production plant for formic acid at its integrated “Verbund” site in Geismar, Louisiana. The new plant will create 20 new jobs and have an annual capacity of more than 50,000 tons. It will be the only formic acid production plant in North ...