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BASF to lift Force Majeure for EO-based products

02-Jul-2015

BASF will lift Force Majeure declared on May 21 for ethylene oxide (EO)-based products produced in Europe in the portfolio of Home Care and Industrial & Institutional Cleaning, Formulation Technologies, AgChem Additives and certain EO-based products in the portfolio of Personal Care as of July ...

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BASF inaugurates world-scale acrylic acid complex in Brazil

24-Jun-2015

BASF inaugurated its world-scale production complex for acrylic acid, butyl acrylate and superabsorbent polymers in Camaçari, Bahia, Brazil. These are the first plants for acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers in South America. The complex has a capacity of 160,000 tons of acrylic acid per ...

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BASF breaks ground on new, world-scale chemical catalysts manufacturing plant

22-Jun-2015

BASF broke ground on a new, world-scale chemical catalysts production facility at the company’s existing site in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Caojing, Shanghai, China. The new plant – BASF’s first process catalysts manufacturing facility in Asia Pacific – will produce base metal ...

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BASF declares Force Majeure for a range of EO-based products

Raw material shortage due to technical problems in the European ethylene oxide (EO) production

26-May-2015

BASF’s European production sites for ethylene oxide have experienced significant technical problems leading to a Force Majeure declaration on ethylene oxide on May 19, 2015. Due to the ethylene oxide (EO) shortage BASF has subsequently to declare Force Majeure for EO-based products produced in ...

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BASF acquires intellectual property from LANXESS

13-May-2015

BASF and LANXESS have signed an agreement on BASF’s purchase of the polyisobutene business consisting mainly of intellectual property for a new technology to produce high molecular weight polyisobutene (HM PIB). On behalf of BASF, LANXESS will exclusively manufacture the new HM PIB for BASF in ...

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BASF inaugurates new plant for high performance Ultramid in China

Polymerization capacity of 100,000 metric tons per year

08-May-2015

BASF inaugurated its new Ultramid® (polyamide 6 and 6/6.6) polymerization plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai, China. The new plant, with a capacity of 100,000 metric tons per year, will further strengthen BASF’s local production and supply network and better serve the ...

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BASF starts trial production of mononitrobenzene in Chongqing

Mononitrobenzene plant is one part of RMB 8 billion (approx. €860 million) BASF investment

30-Apr-2015

BASF has begun trial operations at the mononitrobenzene plant within the integrated 400,000 metric ton methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) complex in Chongqing, China. Mononitrobenzene is a precursor for the production of MDI. This MDI site covers an area of more than 50 hectares, including ...

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BASF expands production capacity and color range of effect pigments

02-Apr-2015

BASF will expand its capacity for the production of Paliocrom® effect pigments by more than 20 percent by 2017 in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The investment will enable the company to accommodate for the growing demand of its aluminum-based effect pigments in the automotive coatings sector. With an ...

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BASF expands its capacity for specialty amines

06-Mar-2015

BASF is significantly expanding its production capacity for about 20 specialty amines at its Verbund site in Ludwigshafen. The company will therefore invest a double-digit million euro amount in expanding current production facilities, which are planned to go on stream gradually by early 2017. ...

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BASF and PETRONAS to build 2-Ethylhexanoic acid production plant

Startup planned in Q4 2016

19-Feb-2015

BASF and PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) will build a new world-scale production plant for 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid (2-EHAcid) at the site of their existing joint venture, BASF PETRONAS Chemicals, in Kuantan, Malaysia. The construction of this plant, which will be the first of its kind in the ...

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