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BASF announces investments and new products for North American agriculture

13-Jun-2014

BASF announced new investments and solutions that will help growers and partners in North America drive yields and efficiency. BASF will invest more than €200 million ($270 million) to expand production capacity for key herbicides dicamba and DMTA at the Beaumont, Texas site as well as upgrade ...

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BASF: Good start to the year in chemicals business

Oil and gas business considerably down

05-May-2014

“We had a good start to the year in our chemicals business and in the Agricultural Solutions segment. We sold more. This more than compensated for the negative effects on sales from the comparatively weak U.S. dollar and currencies in emerging markets,” said Dr.Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board ...

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BASF raises 2020 sales target to €8 billion

07-Oct-2013

BASF is raising the long-term sales target for its Crop Protection division and now expects it to achieve sales of more than €6 billion by 2015 and €8 billion by 2020 (previously: €6 billion in 2020). To support this, BASF will invest approximately €1.8 billion to build and upgrade production and ...

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BASF opens its $33 million facility expansion in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA

State of the art research facilities enable further innovation in crop protection and plant biotechnology

06-Sep-2013

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 Agricultural ...

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Chlorine production with less electricity

Electrolysis cell with new technology from Bayer and ThyssenKrupp

14-Jun-2013

A new technology from Bayer and ThyssenKrupp that is now being launched commercially enables the production of chlorine with less electricity. The process reduces the large amount of energy required to obtain the important chemical by as much as 30 percent compared with conventional processes. ...

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BASF to expand its plant biotechnology research into fungal resistance in corn

01-Feb-2013

BASF Plant Science is continuing to strengthen its focus on plant biotechnology solutions to achieve higher yield in plants. BASF will expand its fungal resistance research platform by adding corn as a target crop. At the same time, research activities in Nutritionally Enhanced Corn will be ...

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Evolva reaches milestone in BASF collaboration

31-Jan-2013

Evolva Holding SA announced that it has achieved a key milestone in its collaboration with BASF. The collaboration involves joint research on the design of novel and optimised biosynthetic routes for a natural product with crop protectionpotential. Evolva has produced a yeast strain that ...

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BASF completes acquisition of Becker Underwood

New global business unit Functional Crop Care established

29-Nov-2012

BASF has completed the acquisition of Becker Underwood from Norwest Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity investment company, for a purchase price of US$1.02billion (€785million). With the acquisition, BASF is now a leading global provider of technologies for biological seed treatment as ...

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BASF to strengthen global crop protection business with acquisition of Becker Underwood

24-Sep-2012

BASF plans to acquire Becker Underwood for a price of $1.02 billion (€785 million). The company, headquartered in Ames, Iowa, is one of the leading global providers of technologies for biological seed treatment, seed treatment colors and polymers, as well as products in the areas of biological ...

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Growth for plants and economy: Ceresana analyzes the global market for crop protection products

29-May-2012

Crop protection products protect plants from damaging influences such as weeds, diseases or insects. The strong dynamics in the crop protection market was occasion for the most extensive global market analysis, the results of which are now available. Market research institute Ceresana Research ...

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