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BASF ramps up methane sulfonic acid output

New methane sulfonic acid plant started up at the Ludwigshafen Verbund site


Global demand for methane sulfonic acid (MSA) has increased steadily over the past years. This trend is fueled by a growing interest in environmentally optimized products and formulations. In response to growing customer demand, BASF has invested a higher double-digit million euro amount to ...


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BASF invests in Oceanworks, a sustainable plastic sourcing platform

Startup offers platform for ocean, ocean-bound, and post-consumer-recycled (PCR) plastic sourcing


BASF Venture Capital GmbH (BVC), the corporate venture company of BASF Group, announced a strategic investment in Oceanworks, a sustainable plastic solutions provider that brings traceability and transparency through digitalization to recycled plastics. Oceanworks is based in the U.S. and offers ...


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BASF confirms ambitious climate targets and takes steps to reduce product-related emissions

25 percent reduction of CO2 emissions by 2030 compared with 2018 and net zero by 20501 targeted


One year after its initial announcement, BASF has reaffirmed its ambitious climate targets. In an update for investors and financial analysts on its transformation roadmap BASF confirmed that by 2030 it aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent compared with 2018 and is ...


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BASF and REEF Technology sign strategic cooperation agreement to improve the quality of plastic recyclate materials


BASF has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Zhejiang REEF Technology Co., Ltd. to develop state-of-the-art recyclate formulations for applications used in the automotive, packaging and consumer industries. Under the agreement, BASF will provide its recently launched IrgaCycle™ additive ...


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BASF to increase capacity for plastic additives in Europe

Capacity expansion will increase production of HALS light stabilizers in Italy and Germany


BASF will increase production capacity for its hindered amine light stabilizers (HALS) at sites located in Pontecchio Marconi, Italy and Lampertheim, Germany. As part of a multi-step investment plan, BASF aims to support the growing demand for light stabilizers used in durable plastics ...


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BASF acquires site for North American battery materials and recycling expansion in Canada

Target footprint initially with CAM production followed by precursor cathode materials, recycling and metals refining capacities


BASF signed an agreement to secure land for its future cathode active materials and recycling site in Bécancour, Quebec, Canada, as part of its commitment to support North American producers in their transition to e-mobility. A regional supply chain is critical to ensure reliable and resilient ...


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BASF builds new plant for alkylethanolamines at Antwerp site

Increase of BASF’s global alkylethanolamines capacity to 140,000 metric tons per year


BASF builds a new world-scale production plant for alkylethanolamines at the Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium. After the planned start-up in 2024, the company will increase the global annual production capacity of its alkylethanolamines portfolio containing, amongst others, dimethylethanolamines ...


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BASF and NEVEON co-operate on mattress recycling

First trials on chemical recycling of mattresses successful


BASF and foam specialist NEVEON are working together to further develop the recycling of mattresses. The aim is to establish a closed product loop for mattresses. Currently, discarded mattresses are mainly thermally recycled or disposed of in landfills. BASF and NEVEON want to change this and ...


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BASF and Heraeus to form a joint venture offering world-class precious metal recycling solutions in China

Recycled precious metals are used to make new products for the automotive, chemical, electronics and green hydrogen industries


BASF and Heraeus have agreed to form a joint venture (BASF: 50%; Heraeus: 50%) to recover precious metals from spent automotive catalysts. The new company named BASF HERAEUS (China) Metal Resource Co., Ltd will be set up in Pinghu, China. The founding of the legal entity is targeted in Q1 2022, ...


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BASF to expand European production for Hexamethylenediamine and Polyamide 6.6

New world-scale HMD plant in Chalampé and expansion of polyamide 6.6 production in Freiburg


BASF decided to build a new hexamethylene diamine (HMD) plant in Chalampé, France. The new plant is set to increase BASF’s annual HMD production capacity to 260,000 metric tons. Production is expected to start in 2024. Furthermore, BASF will expand its polyamide 6.6 production in Freiburg, ...


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